Dry fruits are a great source of nourishment which is why our mothers have been forcing us to eat them for ages. They contain various elements that have great effects on our health.
A recent study has now suggested that walnuts may improve heart health and reduce colorectal cancer risk by impacting the gut microbiome. Microbiome is the collection of trillions of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
“We found that when you consume walnuts it increases microbes that produce butyrate, a beneficial metabolite for colonic health. So the interaction of walnuts with the microbiome is helping to produce some of those health effects,” said a lead researcher.
For the study, 18 healthy male and female adults consumed diets that either included no walnuts or 42 grammes about a third cup or a palm-full of walnuts for two, three-week periods. The results suggested that walnuts could probably fight these diseases.