Dec 23, 2011
Whether it’s pistachios, walnuts, or peanuts, eating nuts can greatly benefit your health by reducing cholesterol and the risk of many diseases. New research from the University of Toronto found that eating 2.4 ounces of any kind of nut could lower LDL cholesterol by up to 7.0 percent and total cholesterol by up to 5.0 percent. People who eat nuts regularly were also shown to have reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 74 percent when compared to people who ate them less often. Among the other findings, almonds were responsible for lowering insulin resistance and pistachios, in addition to improving HDL cholesterol levels, may help reduce the risk of lung cancer. More here.