Peanut Butter and Heart Disease

Peanutbutter_scan_blog_june09.jpg Who would have thought the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you ate as a child in elementary school could actually help ward off heart disease. Researchers say that eating peanuts and having peanut butter at least five days a week nearly halves the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. However, the researchers also said that people should be aware peanuts and nuts in general are high in calories. Which is why it is essential to limit the servings of peanuts per day. The Daily Mail said of the study, "The nuts are thought to lower bad cholesterol, help reduce inflammation in the body and boost the health of blood vessels around the heart. In a report on their findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition, they said the risk was reduced by up to 44 per cent."
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