Cashews Lower Blood Cholesterol | Berkeley Wellness

Cashews can help improve blood cholesterol levels, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

For four weeks, 51 healthy people, all with elevated LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, ate a typical American diet including either cashews (1 to 2 ounces a day, supplying 11 percent of total daily calories) or a similar amount of potato chips; then they switched diets for another four weeks. The diets were designed to maintain body weight. When participants ate cashews, their total cholesterol dropped by about 4 percent and their LDL by 5 percent; there were no significant effects when they ate chips.

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