Nuts and heart disease

Nuts and heart disease

How often do you have nuts for your snacks? According to experts, it wrong to avoid them because you believe that they are full of fat. Nuts are cholesterol-free and the larger part (about 85 percent) of the fat found in them is unsaturated fats that help to reduce blood cholesterol levels that are bad for your health. In addition, it is also widely known that cholesterol is a heart enemy and, according to scientific researches, nuts are the good friends.

According to one study, it has been found real effects of nuts and how they affect our health: those people who ate nuts at least once a week, had 25 percent less attacs of heart disease. Other research has revealed that women who get at least 140 grams of nuts, had 33 percent less  possibility of heart attack  than those who ate nuts less frequently.Some recent researches have shown that vitamin E may decrease the danger of cardiovascular disease and it’s an excellent antioxidant. It and selenium can be found in almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts. Nuts are valuable in other nutrients important for our health, such as protein, fiber, vitamin E, B6, folic acid, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and potassium.

Still thinking about the weight gain? Experts say that adding nuts to the menu will not make you gain more weight if you keep tracking the daily calorie intake. In addition, half of a handful of nuts will decrease your appetite for the additional day.


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