Does anybody here know the added benefits of increasing good cholesterol(HDL) by eating plain cashews.? If the practice is followed on regular pattern ,how many (number or grams) nuts are to be taking to maximize the good effects?
Has everyone gone nuts on here lately?
Anyway, the same as peanuts, around a handful 3-4 times a week will supplement the body enough. This is about a quarter of a cup full.
The added benefits for raising HDL is that it will give greater control over your LDL. HDL are the cleanup tools for excess LDL, everytime they see one doing nothing special, they tap it on the shoulder and say "OI, Get back to the Liver for recycling". So the more
HDL per LDL, the better the balance in your body. Don't worry, you won't end up with no LDL, and you need LDL to actually live. You always have too many, as does everyone.
You started it all the other day, so does this make you King nut? ;-)
This does bring up a follow up question... I'll assume a nut is a nut which means we should have a handful every couple days but this does not mean to have a handful of walnuts today and a handful of peanuts tomorrow and another handful of cashews the next day and then back to the walnuts?
A handful a day is recommended. Walnuts are best, and cashews are higher in fat. I do dark chocolate covered soy nuts for the benefits of a good antioxidant with the dark chocolate. But not a handful, mayber 15, they are very small. But all nuts are good for you, and you should eat some everyday.
Whichever nut you like the flavour of, go for it, but I think every day might be a bit rich for some peoples digestive systems to handle. I personally find walnuts a bit hard to digest but peanuts are fine. I just grap a handful every two days and sit there like a monkey.
Maybe my next phase of evolution is to learn to use tools.
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