Heart-Friendlier Food Almonds and Cholesterol


Which snack is more likely to help lower your cholesterol: a handful of almonds or a whole-wheat muffin? Research points to the almonds.

A recent study revealed that people who ate a handful of almonds (about 2 ounces) every day for a month experienced nearly a 10% reduction in their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. People who ate a whole-wheat muffin every day did not experience the same reduction.