Eat Peanut butter to prevent heart disease

New studies found that peanut butter could help ward off heart disease. The nuts are thought to lower bad cholesterol, help reduce inflammation in the body & boost the health of blood vessels around the heart. Snacking on peanuts or peanut butter consume for at least five days a week can nearly halve the risk of a heart attack. Sandwiches with peanut butter could be the secret to beating heart disease.

Researchers analyzed the diets of more than 6,000 women, who suffered from diabetes that could increase the risk of heart attack & stroke. All the volunteers completed food questionnaires every two to four years. When the researchers matched up the results with data on how many went on to suffer heart attacks or strokes, they found those regularly eating peanuts had the greatest protection. They said the risk was reduced by up to 44 %.

Including nuts in your diet is very beneficial because nuts are low in the saturated fats. Saturated fats can raise the cholesterol level that causes stroke & heart attack. Researchers said, “Consumption of at least five servings a week of one ounce of nuts or one tablespoon of peanut butter was significantly associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.”

Peanut products can be full of added sugar or salt so check the label first. Also don't forget that nuts are high in overall calories. Eating more of one food in isolation will not make a dramatic difference to your health if you are inactive & don't have a balanced diet.


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