• Nuts for a Healthy Heart

    During this time many people avoid beans because of the high fat content. Whereas the fat content in nuts include fat 'good'. In fact, consumption of nuts may improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of hypertension and heart disease.

    Research shows that consumption of nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, macademia, and peanuts can help reduce cholesterol levels in the body. The consumption of 67 grams of beans per day (about half a cup) resulted in decreased levels of cholesterol by 5.1%, 7.4% of total LDL, and triglyceride levels decreased by 10.2%.
    Nuts can lower LDL cholesterol levels as the majority of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, any nuts are rich in bioactive components that can lower cholesterol such as phytosterols, phenolic components, resveratrol, and arginine. Additionally, any nuts are rich in protein, fiber, and micronutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E that the body needs.

    So many of the benefits contained in the beans. Therefore, consume nuts to complement a healthy lifestyle and health of your heart!


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