High cholesterol: The snack to lower bad levels ‘acutely’ within hours of a single serving

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High cholesterol: The snack to lower bad levels ‘acutely’ within hours of a single serving

What's more, participants saw a marked increase in HDL levels of 32 percent, while LDL concentrations dropped by 23 percent after 30 days of treatm

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What’s more, participants saw a marked increase in HDL levels of 32 percent, while LDL concentrations dropped by 23 percent after 30 days of treatment.

The researchers concluded: “This study shows that the ingestion of a single serving of Brazil nut can actually improve the serum lipid profile of healthy volunteers.”

Brazil nuts contain 20 different selenoproteins which contain important antioxidant enzymes known to diminish inflammation and lipid profiles.

The nut, however, contains a high proportion of monounsaturated fat, which is deemed beneficial for people affected by high cholesterol.



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