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Eat More Nuts, Keep Cholesterol Low

Nuts can keep cholesterol low?! How can that be when they have lots of fats that can clog arteries and lead to heart attack? Contrary to what we usually know, researchers of a new study reveal that those who eat plenty of nuts, of any kind, had lower cholesterol levels compared to those who don’t or rarely ate them. This is primarily because of nuts healthy fats, fiber and vitamin E.

This study is not very new at all, though. In 1990, nutritional discoveries uncovered the capability of nuts to improve health and greatly lower heart disease. After two years, this discovery was set to become a stable truth when researchers on the Adventist Health Study at Loma Linda University in California found out that among 31,000 subjects, those who ate nuts daily got 65% lower risk of heart attack than those who ate nuts in less than once a month.

In the latest research, a comprehensive review of 25 studies involving 583 people, those who ate 67g of nuts a day had 7% lower cholesterol levels than those who hardly eat them. Increased consumptions as part of diet can favorably affect blood cholesterol and may potentially lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Eating nuts also help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, dementia, advance macular degeneration, and gallstones. Further, daily nut eaters are said to gain five to six years of life free of coronary heart disease, while regular nut eaters get about 2 years longevity increase.

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