August 7, 2014
“Scientists have found that eating almonds in your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy” (Griffiths, 2014, para. 1). Helen Griffiths a professor in biomedical sciences and an Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, conducted the study. Griffiths and colleagues studied and tested the effects of short-term almond diet on men, young and middle-aged, also on men with cardiovascular risk factors and high blood pressure or obese men.
The study indicates that almonds are healthy and have benefits of antioxidants (alpha-tocopherol) in the blood stream that improves the flow of blood and lower blood pressure. The United States has a concern about the health of individuals in trying to make people aware of the many different options of healthier eating habits, so I think it will become a national, if not global valuable information for all individuals.
The information presented in this article does affect anyone that has the risk factors, disease or any related cardiovascular conditions. “Almonds are known to contain a range of beneficial substances such as vitamin E and healthy fats, fibre that increases the sense of fullness, and flavonoids” (Griffiths, 2014, para. 6). The team believes that all the nutrients combining and working together has the overall effect of benefits more so than