One day we are told that drinking tea is good for health. The very next day a new study tells us that drinking excess tea hampers health. The latest news is that, eating nearly 1/3rd cup of almonds daily either alone or in combination with almost 1/4th cup of dark chocolate and 2 1/3 tablespoon of cocoa a day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
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LDL cholesterol is called as bad cholesterol as it can clog arteries and this type of cholesterol needs to be minimized in our body. Combining raw almonds, dark chocolate and cocoa helps to reduce the quantity of low-density lipoprotein particles in the blood of overweight or obese people. Read more on the disadvantages of LDL cholesterol and its negative effects on our body at www.firsteatright.com.
It literally does not mean that you should relish chunks of dark chocolate every single day along with almonds to lower LDL cholesterol. People can have up to 270 discretionary calories daily and having foods such as dark chocolate, almonds and cocoa as discretionary foods rather than munching frosted donuts or cheese popcorns warrants better health benefits.
We already known that eating each of these items separately benefits our health and this study mainly focuses on the combined effect of these ingredients on our health. Combining almonds with dark chocolate and cocoa is the key here. In the absence of almonds, chocolates neither increase nor decrease cholesterol levels. Researchers feel that cocoa might become a crucial nutritious food because of the presence of various bioactive components and its delicious taste.
This study is of utmost importance as it focuses on replacing saturated fat coming from dairy fat (butter and cheese) with unsaturated fat coming from nuts (almonds) which has a positive effect on the plasma lipid concentrations.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.