How To Reduce Cholesterol Level?: Walnuts, which are considered to be among the dried fruits, have always been considered to be medically beneficial and are also considered to be the best for preventing obesity.
But eating a small amount of it daily can also help prevent cholesterol, which can lead to life-threatening heart disease.
This was revealed in a medical study in Spain.
According to a study by the Hospice Clinic of Barcelona, middle-aged people can reduce their harmful cholesterol or LDL levels if they make it a habit to consume a small amount (half a cup) of walnuts a day.
Research has shown that eating walnuts daily also reduces the number of LDL particles in the body, which increases the risk of coronary heart disease.
Researchers say that previous research reports have shown that eating nuts, especially walnuts, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
“Now we have discovered another reason and that is that eating walnuts also improves the quality of LDL particles, the volume of these particles can vary, small dense particles stop the flow of blood in the arteries,” he said. Cause
The study included 708 healthy people between the ages of 63 and 79 and examined the effects of walnuts on cholesterol for 2 years.
The study participants were divided into two groups and half a cup of walnuts was added to the daily diet of one group while the other was kept away from the nut.
Examination of the cholesterol levels of these groups 2 years later revealed that the LDL cholesterol levels of the people in the walnut-eating group decreased by an average of 4.3 mg / dL and that the cholesterol levels of each type averaged 8.5 mg / dL. MG / DL decreased.
Similarly, daily consumption of walnuts reduced the rate of total LDL particles by 4.3% and the number of small LDL particles by 6.1% which reduced the risk of coronary heart disease.
Cholesterol levels of men in this group decreased by 7.9% while cholesterol levels of women decreased by 2.6%.
The researchers said that although this was not a surprising reduction, the people in the study were healthy and not affected by any non-communicable disease.
“Eating a small number of walnuts a day is an easy way to improve heart health. The healthy fats in walnuts do not cause weight gain,” he added.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Circulation.