FDA Claims Walnuts Are Good For The Heart - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/31/04

FDA Claims Walnuts Are Good For The Heart

Now walnuts can make the claim that there is evidence eating walnuts can help reduce the risk of heart disease when they're eaten as part of a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet and when they don't significantly increase your calorie intake. That's the government's way of saying okay you can have some, but don't overdue it.

Apparently, walnuts contain more good fats than bad and can help lower levels of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol.

For more information on the FDA's qualified health claims initiative, you can ( click here ).

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