In the USA, the most useful nut was named: it lowers “bad” cholesterol

It is becoming more and more popular in Russia.

A lot has already been said about the beneficial properties of nuts. They are known to be extremely beneficial to health: they improve the condition of the arteries, supply the body with essential minerals and reduce the risk of developing inflammatory processes. At the same time, scientists believe that one type of nuts is of particular value: in Russia they know quite a bit about it, but it is rapidly gaining popularity in our country.

We are talking about pecans, which are native to the United States. A study by the University of Georgia in Athens, American, showed that this nut affects both overall low-density lipoprotein levels as well as low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides (the most common fat in the human body).

The study involved 52 people who were divided into three groups. The first group was supplemented with 470 calories of pecans daily for eight weeks.

The second group was asked to eat even more of these nuts, completely replacing their usual calorie intake. The third group continued to eat as usual.

Upon completion of the experiment, it was found that the members of the first two groups had decreased levels of low and low density lipoproteins. The results of the experiment, as emphasized in the material, require additional research.

At the same time, one of the authors of the experiment, Professor Jamie Cooper, noted that even the slightest decrease in cholesterol can reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

It is also noted that pecans are rich in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamin E, potassium. Among other things, it has a lot of fiber, according to the portal. Eat This, Not That!

Pecans are native to a tree often referred to as Illinois hazel. They are native to the southeastern United States, where they can bear fruit for up to three centuries in hot, humid climates.

The American Indians knew about the useful properties of the nut, who prepared a mixture from it for feeding babies. They were also given to old men and wounded soldiers to maintain their strength.

Pecan resembles a walnut, being its close relative, however, it has a more delicate and milder taste. Recently, it has been gaining popularity in Russia, although its cost is rather high: for 1 kg of unrefined product, on average, they ask for about 1 thousand rubles.

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