Raising public awareness around cardiovascular diseases and their prevention is now more significant than ever. So, let’s all come together today to unite against the risk of cardiovascular diseases and understand
the importance of a healthy heart.
Dr Sameer Gupta, Director of the Cath Lab for the Metro Group of Hospitals & Co Founder of Voice of Health said, “This World Heart Day is as good a time as any to make some promises. For instance, you could promise to steer clear of a sedentary lifestyle by exercising more. You can also promise to say no to smoking or help those who want to get out of this habit, do so by getting them professional help. Or, you could promise to start cooking and eating healthy meals by making good use of heart-healthy1 ingredients such as walnuts in your diet. No promise made is too small, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.”
Since 1993, published research has been exploring how eating walnuts affect various factors related to heart health such as cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and blood vessel function.
Research has shown that swapping out saturated fats (found in animal-based foods like butter, cream, and meat) with unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats (found in walnuts and fish), has a positive impact on heart health.
So, you see? Including California walnuts in your diet is a healthy choice that you can make, starting today. As versatile as they are nutritious, walnuts can be consumed in plenty of different ways. Eating a handful of
walnuts as a snack not only keeps you full between meals, but also provides you with your share of plant- based protein (4g), fiber (2g), and good fats (2.5g omega-3 ALA).
You can also include walnuts as meat substitutes, in desserts, and to add crunch to your regular bowl of salad. Trust us – when it comes to
walnuts, the possibilities are truly endless!
So, this World Heart Day pledge to take steps towards a heart-healthy lifestyle with the added crunch of California walnuts.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.