A new study has shown that eating about a third of a cup of nuts each day can reduce "total cholesterol levels by 5.1 percent and 'bad' LDL cholesterol by 7.4 percent". That same amount of nuts, according to the study, can improve the ratio of "bad" to "good" cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels. The study concludes that it doesn't really matter what kinds of nuts are eaten to get these results.
Of course, as is always the case, this potentially good news is tempered by the fact that nuts are high in calories and fat. But since they're also a good source of protein, dietary fiber, some vitamins and antioxidants, moderation is recommended. No sense in eating a bucket of nuts each day and becoming an obese person with good cholesterol levels, right?
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