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Want lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease? Eat more pistachios!

Consuming pistachio nuts may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease in part by decreasing cholesterol levels, according to research. Want diet and preventive health advice? Email us at info@medisys.ca 

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Packed with the antioxidants lutein, beta-carotene, and gamma-tocopherol, pistachios are an antioxidant powerhouse. They are also rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals including selenium and iron.  

In a Pennsylvania State University study, it was found that eating pistachios increased antioxidant levels in adults with high cholesterol. This is an important finding because yhe oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, known as LDL or “bad” cholesterol, has been implicated in inflammation and plaque buildup inside blood vessels. The higher the antioxidants levels the lower the risk of arterial plaque formation.

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More Information on Pistachios

Pistachio Health - http://www.pistachiohealth.com/

 

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