The researchers point out in the New England Journal of Medicine that in walnuts the ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fats is 7:1 - one of the highest naturally occurring in foods. The nuts are also extremely versatile: they can easily be added to bread, puddings and entrees.
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WALNUTS are excellent for the heart, according to a study from researchers at Loma Linda University, California. In trials involving two groups of healthy men on medically recommended cholesterol-lowering diets, they found that the diet which included a moderate quantity of walnuts was more effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels.