February 2020 – Matters of the Heart

With National Heart Month underway, we thought we’d round up the latest health news from our clients on the topic of heart health.

Heart health benefits of walnuts
may start with the gut, says new study

A new clinical trial reveals there may be a connection between heart and gut health aided by consumption of walnuts .

Findings from this new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition and supported by the California Walnut Commission (CWC), show that consuming walnuts enriches certain gut bacteria in the digestive system associated with improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol. Researchers believe this could be due to the unique combination of bioactive compounds, fatty acids and dietary fibre found in walnuts .

Full details on the study, which was conducted at The Pennsylvania State University and Juniata College, can be found here.

California Walnuts launches new ‘Power of 3’ global campaign

This February, California Walnuts is running a new ‘Power of 3’ global campaign to raise awareness of the heart health benefits of California Walnuts and encourage people to enjoy three handfuls of California Walnuts a week.

Walnuts are the only tree nut to contain a significant amount of omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), with 2.7g in every handful (approx. 30g). The EU has confirmed via a health claim that walnuts are rich in omega-3 ALA, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels . High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. California Walnuts also have the heart-healthy seal of approval from the heart health charity, HEART UK.

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LoSalt can be used in exactly the same way as standard salt.

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