Handful of nuts every day ensures a healthy heart

According to a recent research conducted by the team at the U.S. Loma Linda University, the consumption of nuts can reduce the cholesterol absorption in a human body. The experts are of the opinion that nuts constitute an important part of a regular diet, but maintain that sugar and salt coated nuts can be avoided.

In previous research studies it has been discovered that eating nuts is beneficial for a healthy heart but it is also important to set the accurate figure. In this study, nearly 600 people with average nut consumption of 67g per day, showed reduced levels of cholesterol by 7.4 percent. The subjects were put to observation for a period of three to eight weeks and it was found that handful of nuts a day can keep the heart healthy. According to news.bbc.co.uk, lead researcher at the US Loma Linda University, Joan Sabate was quoted as saying: “The effects of nut consumption were dose related, and different types of nuts had similar effects.”

www.dailymail.co.uk reports that various previous researches were studied to reach out to the finding and the nuts included in those studies are pecans, macadamia, almonds, walnuts, peanuts and hazelnuts. According to Ellen Mason, a nurse at the British Heart Foundation, salted nuts can be harmful for the human body and should be avoided in order to stay healthy. This research was funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation.

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