Just A Handful Of This Food Could Help Prevent High Cholesterol

Alisha McKinney

According to a recent report by Express UK, eating a handful of nuts every day could help to lower a person's cholesterol by as much as five percent, says Charity Heart UK. This is because nuts are entirely rich in fiber, which is said to help stop cholesterol from being absorbed into the blood. Provided that one does not have a nut allergy, many doctors suggest eating nuts daily.

"There are several foods which are not just part of a healthy diet, they actively help to lower your cholesterol too. Try to eat some of these every day. The more you add to your diet, the more they will lower your cholesterol, especially if you cut down on saturated fat as well. All nuts are rich in protein, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium and contain natural plant sterols and other plant nutrients which help keep your body healthy and stave off disease."

Some may be wondering why peanuts did not make the cut. That is because, being as peanuts grow underground unlike walnuts, almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, and other nuts which grow on trees, the peanut is actually considered along the same lines as beans and peas, which makes it part of the Leguminosae family, otherwise known as legumes, which are edible seeds enclosed in pods.