Monday, February 6, 2012

Pistachios - Low in Cholesterol

I read an article today on this site that made me get really excited! It appears pistachios lower cholesterol and do I love pistachios!

The study revealed that eating a handful or two a day could lower cholesterol. It appears these aren't so bad for you, as long as you eat them in moderation. Do not exceed 1.5 to 3 ounces a day. Then you start to tack on excessive calories and fat.

As stated in the article "Turns out, these little powerhouses are a great source of phytosterols, the natural plant compounds that block absorption of dietary cholesterol. They’re also rich in monounsaturated fat, fiber, and antioxidants — all of which are good for heart health."

That is super news that I had to share. I have always loved pistachios! They are one of my favorite nuts.

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