THEY REDUCE HEART ATTACK RISK
Nuts and seeds to lower total serum cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels:
Walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, macadamia nuts, hazel nuts, pecan nuts, pistachio nuts, peanuts.
Nuts and seeds to regulate blood pressure:
Almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds.
Nuts and seeds to lower serum triglycerides levels:
Walnuts, peanuts, pecan nuts, chia seeds.
It’s important to balance the higher omega 6’s of nuts with chia seeds and flaxseeds to get a good amount of Omega 3’s.
Nuts and seeds are fairly calorie dense, so if weight is an issue, don’t overdo a good thing.
A ‘healthy heart’ breakfast could consist of a designer muesli made from almonds, walnuts, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds, plus some oats and topped off with a few blueberries and yoghurt or rice milk.