ASK LIZ? Let’s Go Nuts!

BY Liz Perry

Q: Are Brazil Nuts good for me?
A. Yes, a single serving of Brazil Nuts may bring cholesterol levels of LDL and HDL down faster than statin drugs and keep cholesterol down even a month later after that single ingestion of just 4 nuts. Eat only 4 per month. More is NOT better.

Q. How long after you ingest the Brazil Nuts does your cholesterol go down?
A. Just 9 hours after eating the serving of just 4 Brazil Nuts, cholesterol went down an average of 20 points on the 10 individuals in the study and stayed down for over 30 days. Statin drugs usually take 4 days. Try It!

Q. OK, which nuts fight cancer better?

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Nuts For Better Health

A. Within hours the blood of those fed walnuts is able to suppress the growth of breast cancer cells in a petri dish. Walnuts help to fight against cancer, NOT ONLY BREAST CANCER – ALL CANCERS. This study was done at Penn State.

Q. Do walnuts help protect us in other ways?
A. Studies show that consumption of walnuts improves endothelium function, along with healthy eating. Just eat about an ounce of walnuts a day.

Q. Which nuts might work best to fight cancer?
A. Walnuts and pecans took the first place ribbon, with the bronze going to peanuts! Studies showed just eating two cups of nuts per week can help prevent pancreatic cancer.

Q. Which fruits work best to prevent cancer?
A. Cranberries and lemon took the titles.

Q. What foods help prevent against fibrocystic breast disease?
A. Featured data from the Harvard Nurses Study shows that early nut consumption, by those eating more peanuts, nuts, beans, lentil, soybeans or corn, including those folks with a family history, are less likely to develop breast cancer.

Liz Perry

Liz Perry – Your Health & Wellness Magazine Contributor

About the author, Liz Perry is a Treasure Coast Florida resident who is a Harvard Alumnus. Liz currently is a medical journalist, speaker and educator on disease prevention, national healthcare consultant with over two decades in the medical field.
Liz Gibbs (Perry), is a senior partner in Absolute Solutions International, Inc.
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