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Eating More Antioxidant-Rich Nuts Improves Heart Health

Eating More Antioxidant-Rich Nuts Improves Heart Health

Beyond flavor and crunch, there are plenty of good reasons to throw some nuts into your brownies, banana bread, yogurt, muffins, pancakes, salads and smoothies. Antioxidants, lower oxidized cholesterol and better heart health are just a few of the benefits of indulging in nuts. 

According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, eating more nuts is associated with improved blood cholesterol levels.

Researchers from Loma Linda University in California gathered data from 25 studies on eating nuts conducted in seven countries and involving 583 women and men with high or normal cholesterol levels. All the studies compared a control group to a group assigned to eat nuts.

Every day study participants ate an average of 2.4 ounces of nuts – equivalent to about 50 almonds. This was associated with an average 5.1 percent reduction in total cholesterol, a 7.4 percent reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) and an 8.3 percent improvement in the ratio of LDL cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good" cholesterol).  In addition, triglyceride levels declined by 10.2 percent.

This Fatty Food Promotes a Healthy Heart and Waistline‏

This Fatty Food Promotes A Healthy Heart And Waistline‏

The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it's just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet -- the avocado (Persea americana)

In fact, science gives high marks to avocados when it comes to protecting your heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Not that long ago, the HASS Avocado Board commissioned a review of the studies on avocados and their nutrients.[1]

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