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Are walnuts the key to preventing a FATAL heart attack?

WHO knew nuts would save lives – but it would seem the tree-grown snacks could actually prevent a heart attack.

A study published in America has revealed two handfuls of walnuts a day could help stave off heart disease.

The snack has long been hailed as a health alternative to other fatty bites including crisps, but who knew they could be life saving?

Studies have also shown the tree nuts – packed to the rafters with important nutrients including unsaturated fats, protein, vitamins and minerals – can reduce total cholesterol.

They’re also said to be great for reducing inflammation and improving arterial function; these ailments are major contributors to heart disease.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr Michael Falk’s study could well be life-changing for thousands of Brits.

Speaking about the research, Dr Falk said: “Our study results further support the growing body of research that tree nuts, such as walnuts, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

“Tree nuts contain important nutrients. Walnuts are the only nut that provide a significant amount – 2.5g per one ounce serving – of alpha-linolenic (ALA), the plant-based form of omega-3.”

More than twenty years of in-depth research has shown walnuts – alongside other tree nuts – may help lower cardiovascular risk factors by decreasing LD


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