Friday, April 24, 2009

Eat the right amount of nuts and fish can reduce the risk of heart disease

A recent U.S. study showed that for healthy people, moderate consumption of walnuts, as well as trout, salmon and herring fish, such as liposomes can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Responsible for the study, California, Loma Linda University said: "The amount of walnut consumption of fish and lipid can effectively reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels". Research team in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" magazine published an article that, compared to the U.S. Department of Agriculture dietary guidelines for daily consumption of about 1.5 ounces (about 42.5 grams) walnuts can lower serum total cholesterol level of 5 .4%, so that low-density lipoprotein (also known as "bad cholesterol") 9.3 percent lower. According to the American Heart Association's guidance, the research team also found that weekly consumption of 8 ounces (about 226.8 grams) of fish lipid triglycerides can be reduced by 11.4%, so that high-density lipoprotein ( also known as "good cholesterol") increased by 4%, but also a slight increase in low-density lipoprotein. Researchers in the study using salmon.

Omega -3 fatty acids can prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and human intake of omega -3 fatty acids, mainly from a variety of fish. It has been said, in addition, microalgae oil is also one of the options or eggs.

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