Bring on the lignans! More and more research is being conducted around the connections between diets rich in lignans and coronary artery disease. Lignans are molecules found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, red wine and coffee! Yayyy – my kind of diet – and now, even more justification for including these ingredients in as many meals and snacks as possible!
According to a new study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, diets rich in lignans (and high in fiber) significantly reduced the risk of coronary heart disease compared to those who ate low amounts of lignans. For more details check the study published online in the August 2021 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology here.