Pretzel Dad’s Den: Go Nuts for Nuts!

Nuts

Even though we produce nut-free products in a nut-free facility, we cannot ignore the positive benefit nuts can have on health, specifically cholesterol.  Pretzel Dad and resident health expert Scott brought this Reuters Health article to our attention, which highlights the link between how many nuts we consumer per day with lower cholesterol levels.  The article reads, “…eating an average of 67 grams (about 2.4 ounces) of nuts daily brought people’s total cholesterol levels down by 11 points (a 5 percent reduction); reduced their harmful LDL cholesterol levels by 10 points (a 7 percent drop); and shifted the ratio of total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol to “good” HDL cholesterol in a favorable direction. The benefits were seen both in people with normal cholesterol levels and those with high cholesterol.”  To translate, the more nuts you eat each day, the lower your cholesterol levels. Go nuts!

Check out the whole nutty article here >> http://bit.ly/duTd2X

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