The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
Nota del Doctor
Adding nuts and seeds to one’s salad boosts the bioavailability of the fat-soluble carotenoid phytonutrients in the greens. See my video Forego Fat-Free Dressings?Oil would work, but whole food sources of fat (and other nutrients!) are superior. For more on nuts and cholesterol, see Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering. And for more on the adverse effects of too much sodium, see Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt and Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?
For more context, check out my associated blog post, Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk.