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Health & Fit Nuts can work wonders for intestinal and heart health

04:30  18 january  2020
04:30  18 january  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Les noix peuvent faire des merveilles pour la santé des intestins et du cœur © Supplied by Cover Media Nuts can work wonders for intestinal and heart health

Researchers at Penn State University have found that eating nuts every day as part of a balanced diet increases the presence of certain bacteria that can help improve health. In addition, these changes in the microbiota have been associated with improvements in certain risk factors for heart disease. The full results of the study were published in the Journal of Nutrition.

"Replacing your regular snack - especially if it's not healthy - with nuts is a small change you can make to improve your diet," said Kristina Petersen, assistant research professor. Substantial evidence shows that small improvements in diet are very beneficial to health. Eating two to three handfuls of nuts a day as part of a healthy diet could be a good way to improve bowel health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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For the study, the researchers recruited 42 people aged 30 to 65 who were classified as overweight or obese. They underwent an American diet for two weeks, before switching to a diet with less saturated fat, one of the new diets including whole nuts and the other two containing other fatty acids without the nuts.

The researchers then analyzed the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and found that people who followed the nut-based diet showed significant links between changes in the gut bacteria (microbiota) and risk factors for disease. cardiac.

"The results add to what we know about the health benefits of nuts, this time in terms of their gut health effects," said eminent nutrition professor Penny Kris-Etherton. The study gives us clues that nuts can change the health of the gut, and now we're interested in expanding this study and examining how it can affect blood sugar levels. »

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