Despite the large amount of fat and higher calorie, nuts still have a very wide range of beneficial effects on the human body, eclipsing all their shortcomings.
Unfortunately, the global research on lowering cholesterol in the blood by means of nuts not, but different statistical work and small clinical trials confirm the positive effect of nuts on lowering cholesterol in the blood. For example, walnuts are rich in omega-3, lowering triglyceride levels. Furthermore, these acids retard the formation of plaque on the walls of blood vessels and arteries, preventing the occurrence of blood clots, preventing normal blood circulation. Also, it was found that a regular (approximately 50 grams per day) intake walnuts able to increase the level of “beneficial” cholesterol in the blood is almost 4%.
Almonds are also deserves special attention in the cholesterol diet. This product is rich in fiber, monounsaturated fats, minerals, vitamin E and antioxidants. In combination with other products, which involve lowering cholesterol levels, almonds able to exert a therapeutic effect on the body in no fewer than drugs.
Different varieties of nuts such as hazelnuts, peanuts, pine nuts and pistachios are also given the title of “usefulness”. However, the coefficient of efficiency is much lower in comparison with the same performance of a walnut and almond.