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Hazel Nuts to Control Cholesterol and Triglycerides

18th December 2006 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

10/13/2006

You may have heard that a good diet can lower your cholesterol.

But what if I told you one simple snack food can lower your cholesterol better than any drug on the market? In fact, this wonderful snack can also raise your good cholesterol by nearly 13%. And it can even lower your triglycerides by a whopping 31% or more!

Here’s the proof:

Researchers recently conducted a well-controlled study on men with high cholesterol. The researchers started these men on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet for four weeks. Then they supplemented that diet for four weeks with hazelnuts (40 grams per day). This amount provided 11.6% of their total energy intake.

At the end of the four weeks, the subjects showed a major 19.5% decrease in VLDL cholesterol, a 31.8% reduction in triglycerides, and a 9.2% reduction in dangerous apolipoprotein B levels. Their total cholesterol dropped 5.2%, LDL cholesterol fell 3.3% and good HDL cholesterol rose 12.6%. It can be hard to raise HDL, so this finding is a real pearl.

I’ve always said statins do what they’re supposed to do – lower cholesterol. But the side effects are often life threatening. And we’ve known for some time that nuts lower cholesterol and are good for your heart. But we’ve never seen results like this from any other nut.

Unfortunately, you’re not going to read about it in the newspaper or see it in TV ads. You’re only going to see it here. A simple and easily available food added to your diet can significantly help your cholesterol.

I hope that I’ve convinced you over the years that high cholesterol is not a genetic need for a statin drug. It’s a manifestation that something is wrong with your diet or metabolism. This study supports my long-term advice to lower your consumption of bad fats and rely more on nuts and seeds for fat intake.

Please, always make diet and lifestyle your number one choice for any heart-related health challenge. You’ll live much longer and with a much higher quality of life.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Mercanligil, S.M., P. Arslan, et al. “Effects of hazelnut-enriched diet on plasma cholesterol and lipoprotein profiles in hypercholesterolemic adult men,” Eur J Clin Nutr., 2006 September 13.

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8 Responses to “Hazel Nuts to Control Cholesterol and Triglycerides”

  1. Arrow Durfee Says:

     http://www.vitasearch.com/get-clp-summary/36127   
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    Summary#
    45092
    Topic:
    Effect of a Hazelnut-enriched Diet on Lipid Profile
    Keywords:
    LIPIDS, CHOLESTEROL, CORONARY HEART DISEASE – Hazelnuts, Nuts, Fats, Diet
    Reference:
    “Effects of hazelnut-enriched diet on plasma cholesterol and lipoprotein profiles in hypercholesterolemic adult men,” Mercanligil SM, Arslan P, et al, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007; 61(2): 212-20. (Address: Dr. SM Mercanligil, Dep’t of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hacettepe University, Samanpazar, 06100 Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: seyitmer@hacettepe.edu.tr ).
    Summary:
    In an 8-week study involving 15 hypercholesterolemic men, consumption of a diet enriched with hazelnuts (40 g/d) was found to beneficially affect overall lipid and lipoprotein profile. During the first part of the study, subjects consumed a control diet which was low in fat and cholesterol and high in carbohydrates. During the second part of the study, subjects continued to consume that diet, with the addition of 40 g of hazelnuts per day (11.6% of total energy). As compared to baseline levels, after consumption of the hazelnut-enriched diet, decreases were found in levels of VLDL cholesterol (29.5%), triglycerides (31.8%), apolipoprotein B (9.2%), and in the ratios of total/HDL cholesterol and LDL/HDL cholesterol, while concentrations of HDL cholesterol increased (12.6%). Furthermore, a decreasing trend, while statistically insignificant, was found for levels of total cholesterol (5.2%) and LDL cholesterol (3.3%). No changes in body weight, glucose levels, apo A-1, or homocysteine were found. These results suggest that consumption of a diet containing hazelnuts, which are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, may lead to favorable changes in the lipid profiles of men with high cholesterol levels, and may thereby reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in such men. Additional studies are warranted.
     
     

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  2. LoweringYourCholesterol Says:

    Great info, thanks for sharing.Yeah Haze nut is good in lowering cholesterol level.

  3. John Steve Says:

    Blueberries – LDL, in layman’s terms: bad cholesterol, is effectively decreased by blueberries. This is because blueberries are rich in powerful anti oxidants, specifically the anti-oxidant: Pterostilbene, which has been proven very good in reducing cholesterol levels in a person’s body.

  4. Arrow Durfee Says:

    Good to know. I eat lots of blueberries.

  5. John Steve Says:

    Thats great to know…

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  7. indirim Says:

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