The Best Food for Your Heart?!
Millions of people take prescription drugs like statins and ACE inhibitors because they think it’s the only way to improve their heart health.
But better heart health isn’t found at the bottom of a prescription bottle.
It’s found in everyday foods and lifestyle choices.
In fact, there’s one snack food that can lower two of the biggest concerns with heart health: blood pressure and cholesterol.
And the best part? It’s absolutely DELICIOUS!
When it comes to small changes that make a big impact, walnuts fit the bill.
Replacing an unhealthy snack (say, potato chips) with a handful of walnuts is a simple way to actually improve your heart health.
Studies in the past have shown that eating walnuts can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
And other studies have indicated that walnuts produce beneficial changes in your gut microbiome.
Now, this latest study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a connection between those gut changes and heart benefits.
The research found that eating walnuts for six weeks boosted many gut bacteria that good for your heart.
For example, there was an increase in the bacterium Eubacterium eligens, which can decrease your blood pressure.
And an increase in the bacterium Lachnospiraceae can lower your blood pressure, total cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol.
The medical community has overlooked the importance of gut health for your overall health for too long.
I’m glad that studies like these are finally showing just how important healthy gut bacteria is. I’m also glad that they highlight a simple, easy way to knock out two birds with one stone.
And you don’t even have to take a prescription drug to do it.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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