WALNUTS to avoid heart disease, cancer and dementia: Just a small bag boosts anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Eating a small bag of walnuts a day can reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia, according to new research.

Just two ounces – about 28 walnut halves, or a small bag – improve digestive health by nourishing friendly bacteria in the gut, helping them multiply.

The tasty nuts have been hailed a ‘superfood’ for years – but exactly why they are so good for us has been a mystery.

Now an industry-funded experiment on rats has shed light on the reason why – they promote the growth of good bacteria which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Chronic inflammation is now considered to be central – among other factors – to many illnesses including.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4738990/Walnut-staves-heart-disease-cancer-dementia.html

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