Almonds lower blood pressure and cholesterol – a healing practice

How almonds affect cardiometabolic risk factors

Regular consumption almond it works differently cardiometabolic risk factors opposite. For example, blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduced.

An international research team based on a systematic evaluation of studies published so far Effects of eating almonds examined for cardiometabolic risk factors, inflammatory markers and liver enzymes. The results were published in the specialist journal “Phytotherapy Research”.

Do Almonds Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?

Individual studies repeatedly link the consumption of almonds with an improvement in cardiometabolic parameters. For example, a study from this April concluded that almonds can protect against heart disease in people with diabetes.

So far, however, it has lacked comprehensiveness systematic evaluation effects of almond consumption on cardiometabolic risk factors, explains the research team. This has now been done using data from 26 previous studies with a total of 1,750 participants.

Blood pressure and blood lipid levels drop significantly

The researchers found that eating almonds led to a significant Reduction in diastolic blood pressure and thus counteracts high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for acute cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke.

They also improve almonds blood lipid levels and that, among other things, to reduce total cholesteroldie triglyceride and Low density lipoprotein (“unhealthy” cholesterol), the researchers report. This subsequently leads to a reduction in cardiovascular risk.

No effect on blood sugar and liver enzymes?

Statistical unimportant In the data analysis, for example, the effects of almond consumption on systolic blood pressure, fasting blood sugar level, insulin, hemoglobin A1c, insulin resistance or C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) were examined.

Larger randomized trials are needed to assess the effects of tonsils markers of inflammation, blood sugar levels and liver enzymes explains the team.

Almond health benefits

Proven positive effect however, on the level of lipids in the blood and blood pressure, they speak for the regular consumption of almonds even without further studies. Additionally, according to other recent research, almonds boost gut flora and gut health.

Integrating a handful of almonds into your daily diet can therefore cardiometabolic risk factors countermeasures, but also a number of others positive health effects develop. (fp)

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Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a doctor’s visit.

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