How does English Walnut work?
English walnut fruit contains chemicals called fatty acids, which might be useful as part of a cholesterol lowering diet. It also contains chemicals that can dilate blood vessels, possibly improving heart and circulatory function.
Are there safety concerns?
English walnut fruit is safe for most people in the amounts used for food. There isn't enough information to know if larger amounts are safe to use. The fruit can cause softening of the stools and bloating. English walnuts can cause weight gain unless they're substituted for other fats in the diet. English walnut may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it.
Do not use English walnut in medicinal amounts if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dosing considerations for English Walnut.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For lowering cholesterol: 8-11 English walnut nuts or 30-56 grams (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup) has been substituted for other dietary fats.