🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Ever Hear of Lignans?

Lignans are Your Heart’s Friend

Β A new study finds a link between eating plant-based foods rich in certain nutrients and a lower risk of heart disease.Β The study, which observed more than 200,000 men and women over 30 years, shows that those who regularly ate more plant-based foods rich in what are known as lignans had a much lower risk of developing coronary heart disease than those who did not.Β Plant-based foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, red wine, and coffee contain lignans, molecules that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, explains Yang Hu, a research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

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