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Walnuts Health Benefits: An Excellent Alpha Linelic Acid Source (ALA)

  By posted Dec 9th 2012
Healthy Living

A meta-analysis published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluates how the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) offers protective effects on cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study found ALA to be associated with a lower risk of CVD, particularly coronary heart disease (CHD) death.  These findings support the potential heart health benefits of ALA and suggest consumers should obtain adequate amounts of ALA in their diets.

Walnuts are a key source of ALA and the only nut that provides a meaningful amount  of the essential plant-based omega-3 fatty acid offering 2.5 grams of ALA in a mere handful. 


*Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images and California Walnut Board


*Text Courtesy: California Walnut Board

 

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