If you want to reduce cholesterol level, then eat plenty of dry fruits like walnuts and almonds. A new study has revealed that it reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Nuts such as walnuts, almonds and peanuts are being studied for their unique nutritional properties in reducing the risk of heart disease and lowering blood lipid (fat and cholesterol) levels.
This type of dry fruit is high in plant proteins, fats (especially unsaturated fatty acids), dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and other compounds such as antioxidants and phytosteroids.
Studyer Joanne Sabetti of Loma Linda University in California and her colleagues studied the primary data obtained in these trials after giving walnuts to eat in 25 trials to 583 men and women with high cholesterol and normal cholesterol from seven countries. was.
In all these tests, people were divided into two groups.
Walnuts were not given to one group of people to eat while the other group was given walnuts.
The people in the study were not given any medication to lower the amount of lipids.
The participants in the study consumed an average of 67 grams of walnuts per day.
They then saw a 5.1 percent reduction in cholesterol concentrations, a 7.4 percent decrease in low-density lipoprotein (the bad cholesterol) and an 8.3 percent change in high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol).
Researchers say that the effect of consuming walnuts, almonds or peanuts depends on the amount of these dry fruits consumed and all types of dry fruits have similar effects on the level of lipids in the blood.