Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed to patients with high cholesterol levels. While statins are effective at lowering cholesterol levels, they can also cause numerous adverse effects including memory loss, confusion, digestive problems, muscle pain, digestive problems, and liver damage.
However, according to recent discoveries, there is a safer and more natural method to reduce cholesterol levels and this method causes no side effects.
Study finds Brazil nuts can reduce cholesterol levels better than statin
Ten men and women received a single meal containing zero, one, four or eight Brazil nuts, and a single serving of these nuts immediately improved the cholesterol levels, while after 9 hours, these levels were significantly reduced.
On the other hand, statins need 4 days to provide a significant effect.
One month after the study, researchers measured the cholesterol levels of participants, and they found that the cholesterol levels were still lower, even 30 days after the consumption of a single serving of Brazil nuts!
This finding was extremely surprising. Furthermore, they also found that 4 nuts worked faster than 8 nuts in boosting good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol, so just 4 Brazil nuts are enough to improve LDL and HDL levels for up to 30 days.
Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium, so 4 nuts daily might be too much, but 4 nuts a month, might be the adequate dosage to regulate cholesterol levels even more effectively than statins.
Watch the video below for more information on using nuts to reduce cholesterol levels: