Walnuts you either love them or hate them but they can keep you alive and well!

WalnutsHowever scientists now say that they are one of the healthiest nuts as they are packed full of antioxidants.

According to the experts Just a handful per day could help to lower your cholesterol and keep disease at bay. They contain the most polyphenol which is an antioxidant that can protect the body from molecules which damage tissue.

“Walnuts inhibit the growth of ‘bad’ cholesterol,” said Professor Joe Vinson, from the University of Scranto n, Pennsylvania. He added: “Most people are put off by the seemingly high fat c ontent of nuts, but they only con tain po ly unsaturated and monosaturated fats, rather than artery-clogging saturated fats.” “Overall nuts are definitly a good healthy snack providing both nutrients and bioactive antioxidants which provide signigicant health benefits.”

So next time you need a snack try a handful of nuts you could be reducing your risk of heart disease, some cancers and type-2 diabetes