A study found that eating a handful of almonds a day can lower blood pressure, reduce weight gain, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Scientists at the University of Minnesota followed the diets of 3,300 people for over 25 years and conducted several health tests to confirm the miraculous benefits of nuts.

Walnuts are the only nuts that contain the omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which scientists say may explain its benefits. Fatty acids have previously been linked to improving heart health. However, they say more studies are needed to confirm the findings.

Previous studies have shown that walnuts can help lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes and heart disease. However, these results have yet to be supported by a robust clinical trial.

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have suggested that walnuts lower blood pressure because of their omega-3 content (stock image).

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have suggested that walnuts lower blood pressure because of their omega-3 content (stock image).

In the study – published in the journal on Wednesday Nutrition, metabolism and cardiovascular diseases – Scientists analyzed data from 3,341 Americans who were about 45 years old.

Participants participated in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study conducted at the University of Alabama between 1985 and 2015.

First, they were interviewed about their diet, and they were followed up during the seven, 20 and 25 years of the study.

What is high blood pressure? What are the risks?

High blood pressure, or high blood pressure, rarely has symptoms. But if left untreated, it increases the risk of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.

Blood pressure is recorded in two numbers. Systolic pressure (the top number) is the force with which your heart pumps blood around your body.

Diastolic pressure (low number) is the resistance to blood flow in the blood vessels. Both are measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart, and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys, and eyes.

Persistent high blood pressure increases the risk of many serious and life-threatening conditions.

  • Heart disease
  • heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart problem
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Kidney disease
  • Vascular disorders

Among those who participated, the 340 who ate walnuts ate an average of 0.6 ounces (19 grams) a day — the equivalent of seven walnuts.

These people were more likely to be female, white, and highly educated.

At age 20, they are invited to undergo a health screening where their BMI is measured alongside their activity level and blood pressure.

The results showed that those in the walnut-eating group had lower blood pressure than those who did not.

Blood pressure measurements are shown as two numbers, the systolic pressure – or the pressure on the artery walls when the heart beats – and the diastolic pressure – or the pressure on the artery walls – between beats.

Among those who did not eat nuts, their blood pressure score was 117.2/73.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

But it was 116/71 mm Hg for those who ate the fruit.

The scientists said that diastolic blood pressure, or the second digit, was significantly lower in people who ate walnuts.

But neither figure was in the unhealthy range, which is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says anything above 120/80 mmHg.

About 20 percent of those who ate walnuts in the study had high blood pressure, compared to 22 percent of those who didn’t eat them.

The scientists also pointed out that walnuts lead to weight loss and a high-quality diet.

They found that people who do not eat nuts have a BMI of 29.7, at the upper end of obesity, and 39 percent are overweight.

But among those with walnuts, BMI was 29 percent lower, and 35 percent were overweight.

Those who ate nuts had higher activity scores on the paper than those who didn’t.

The scientists also reported that walnut eaters had significantly lower fasting glucose levels, a better heart disease risk profile and a higher quality diet.

So-Yun Yi, a PhD student in public health at the university who participated in the research, said the study supports the claim that walnuts are ‘part of a healthy diet’.

“Interestingly, nut users had a better cardiovascular risk profile, such as a lower body mass index, compared to other nut users,” he said.

Scientists say walnuts are the only nut with heart-healthy omega-3s, so they’ve been linked to heart benefits.

They also contain a variety of nutrients that may support heart health, including protein, fiber and magnesium.

But researchers say the results are observational and clinical trials need to be conducted to confirm the results.

Nut eaters tended to eat more nuts overall compared to non-nut eaters, so it was unclear whether other nuts were having an effect.

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