Eating dark chocolate and almonds lowers cholesterol

A new study shows that people who eat almonds and dark chocolate every day will have lower cholesterol levels in their bodies. Previous studies have also shown that both almonds and dark chocolate have lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc., which are good for heart health.
 
    The researchers tested and observed over 30 cycles (1 cycle every 4 weeks) for 31 overweight subjects aged 30-70 years, recording their changes in cholesterol levels after eating. In the first cycle, the subjects maintained a regular American diet; from the second cycle, add 1/3 cup of almonds to the daily diet; in the third cycle, eat 1/4 cup of dark chocolate and 2.5 tablespoons of cocoa powder per day. Finally, eat nuts, dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
 
    It was found that the addition of almonds to the diet reduced LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, in the subject. Studies have shown that LDL can cause blood clots in vascular deposition, increasing the risk of heart disease by 7%. A report by the American Heart Association shows that eating almonds, dark chocolate, and cocoa at the same time can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease caused by LDL.
 
    However, this does not mean that people can open their belly to eat almonds and chocolate. New York registered dietitian Samantha said that these foods can fight inflammation, provide dietary fiber and healthy fat, but also moderate diet. At the same time, eat less unhealthy food such as chips, fast food, sweets, and cookies to maintain a healthy lifestyle.