A handful of peanuts ward off cancer

Publié par happy-diet mercredi 26 mai 2010

A handful of peanuts ward off cancer

U.S. scientists have found that a handful of pistachios a day can help in the destruction of harmful cholesterol, prevent heart disease and prevent cancer.

It is well known that the peanut is full of antioxidants, which protect cells from damage by harmful chemicals or what is known chemically roots free (free radicals).


The findings come after earlier research found that pistachios help in the destruction of "bad" cholesterol, which can lead to a heart attack and stroke.

Said Professor Brown Chris Atherton of the University of Pennsylvania previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in reducing fats and proteins fat, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

The new study found additional impact of peanuts and then there are health benefits for multiple address.

The study found that the new pistachio much richer in antioxidants food staples such as lutein and beta-carotene and gamma-tocopherol and other nuts.

It is noteworthy that beta-carotene into vitamin A, which prevents cancer and gamma-tocopherol is a common form of vitamin A, which prevents heart disease. The lutein is found in dark green leafy vegetables, which is important for eyesight and skin health.

It is believed that antioxidants also prevent cholesterol from entering the walls of blood vessels causing inflammation.

When the researchers tested the effect of pistachios on the levels of antioxidants and antioxidant found that participants significantly higher in blood cholesterol concentrations were lower when they ate nuts.

During the experiment participants to eat three different meals for a month, a regular meal reduced cholesterol is not the nuts, and two other similar first, where about 43 grams and the second about 86 grams of pistachio.

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