Almonds are a rich source of
protein. Occasionally they get a bad rap.
nuts are high in fat, people with cholesterol problems are
frequently told to avoid nuts. Since nuts are so high in
fat, they're to be avoided right? Wrong, say researchers
in a new study.
of nutrition researchers investigated the issue of whether
or not nuts make good snacks because of their fat content.
The results are surprising.
vs. Apollo Creed
like in the movie, where Rocky is the underdog and no one
believes he has a prayer against Apollo Creed; researchers
staged a competition with an underdog against the champion
of healthy snacks .
corner, you have the world champion of healthy snacks, and
never defeated...WHOLE...wheat.... bran... muffins - in
the other corner, high in fat ... almonds.
a month long study, the almonds won. They beat the daylight
out of bran muffins.
reported, "Almonds used as snacks in the diets
of hyperlipidemic (high cholesterol) subjects significantly
reduce coronary heart disease risk factors, probably in
part because of the nonfat (protein and fiber) and monounsaturated
fatty acid components of the nut."
actually outperformed bran muffins in the ability to reduce
fat circulating in the blood.
throw out the bran muffins, they're still great snacks.
Consider trying almonds. They're rich in protein and helpful
in lowering cholesterol.
a great day!
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