Research

Daily consumption of walnuts reduces “bad" cholesterol and improves the quality of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

The Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS is carrying out a trial to explore the effects of a diet enriched with walnuts for two years on healthy ageing in individuals over 63 years of age. It shows a reduction in the levels of “bad” or LDL cholesterol, and an improvement in the LDL particles, which are less likely to build up plaque in the arteries.  

A handful of walnuts every day (45 grams, 6-8 walnuts) provides an energy increase of 15%. Nuts lower the levels of LDL cholesterol, known as “bad” cholesterol”, and improve the quality of these particles.