Pistachios and Cholesterol

by Dr. Kilcup | May 3, 2011 | Articles, Cardiovascular Health, Diet, Home Therapy, Hypertension

pistachios and cholesterol

Did you know that there is an amazing and beneficial connection between pistachios and cholesterol?  There has been a number of excellent studies that show that eating one to two one-ounce servings of pistachios a day will lower LDL (the bad cholesterol), raise HDL (the good cholesterol), and lower triglyceride blood levels.  The studies showed a range of improvement (the range was affected by other factors) from 5% to 20% in the cholesterol levels. These results are truly remarkable! That amount of change is as good as several drugs that are prescribed today.

Now, the only issue with this amazing news is keeping the daily intake to just two one-ounce servings a day.  Pistachios are so good it’s hard to stop eating them once you start! I recommend getting an ounce of pistachios out of the bag before you start eating to help limit over-indulging.

If you have any problems with your cholesterol, I highly recommend adding pistachios to your diet.  There are few things in life that offer so much benefit with so little risk AND include eating something delicious!

If you have any questions about this article, please do not hesitate to ask!  I have kept it as brief and as simple as I can, but if you are the kind of person who wants to know all the nitty gritty details, I would be happy to share them with you. Also, if you want to learn more about what could be the root of your cholesterol issues, I’ve written an in-depth article about that HERE. 

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