If you struggle with your cholesterol and enjoy pistachios you are gonna love this!  There has been a number of good 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.  In the studies the good changes range from 20% to 5%.  There were other factors in the studies that contributed to the range of improvement.  These results are really remarkable!  These kinds of changes are as good as many drugs that are prescribed today.

Limiting a daily intake to just two one ounce servings a day is the only down side I see with this news.  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.

I highly recommend adding pistachios to your diet if you have problems with your cholesterol.  There are few things that offer so much benefit with so little risk.

If you have questions about this article please don’t hesitate to ask!  I have kept this article brief and as simple but if you’re the kind of person who wants to know all the nitty gritty details I would be happy to share them with you.

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