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Adding peanuts to your meal may lower your triglycerides

In a study of 15 overweight or obese men between the ages of 20-65, those who drank a shake with 3 ounces of peanut powder after a meal reduced the postprandial (after-a-meal) triglycerides than those who hadn’t. Similar findings have been reported for eating walnuts or pecans after a meal.

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How olive oil can help boost your good cholesterol levels

Researchers working on a large study of the Mediterranean diet randomly selected about 300 subjects who were at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Everyone was on a nutrient-rich Mediterranean style diet but one-third of them added four tablespoons a day of virgin olive oil, one-third added a handful of nuts and the last third followed just the prescribed diet.

About Sheah Rarback

Sheah Rarback

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Sheah Rarback, a registered dietitian, is on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She answers your questions about nutrition.

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