Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 12 : You may choose to add almonds to your own (************************) as according to a recent study, they not only help boost levels of “good” or HDL cholesterol, but also enhances the way it removes cholesterol from the body.
The Penn State researchers compared the levels and function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol) in people who ate almonds daily, to the HDL levels and use of the exact same group of people when they ate a muffin instead. The researchers found that while participants were on the almond diet, their HDL levels and functionality enhanced.
Researcher Penny Kris-Etherton said, “There’s a good deal of research out there which shows a diet which contains almonds reduces low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, which is a significant risk factor for heart disease. But not as much was known about how almonds affect HDL cholesterol, which is considered good cholesterol and helps reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.”
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