How Beans Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Elena Paravantes is a dietician and well known for her work in Mediterranean diet. Her article discusses recent scientific studies that explore the way beans can lower your bad cholesterol levels.

Beans are an essential element of the Mediterranean diet that helps increase life expectancy.

A new a review of 26 studies from a group of Canadian and U.S. researchers found that consumption of beans also known as legumes, is associated with a significant reduction of LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is known as the “bad” cholesterol, it is the one that gathers at the blood vessels and potentially can cause narrowing of the arteries and eventually clots. HDL on the other hand is the good cholesterol that scavenges and removes the bad LDL cholesterol transporting it to the liver to reprocess it….via Beans, A Mediterranean Diet Staple May be the Secret to Lower

photo by: Chasqui (Luis Tamayo)

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