Consuming nuts as part of your diet can reduce cholesterol, according to experts.
Experts claim that nuts can block cholesterol absorption.
Following a review of 25 studies, which involved almost 600 people, the researchers deduced that those who incorporated on average of 67g of nuts, a tiny bag, in to their daily diets reduced their cholesterol levels by 7.4%.
The US Loma Linda University team stated that the research highlighted that nuts are an important part of a well balanced, healthy diet . However, it warned against eating nuts which are coated in a sweet substance or covered in salt.
The study was undertaken by independent researchers, even though it was partially funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation.