beneficial gut bacteria, including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus.
Pistachios are high in fiber and can increase your “good” cholesterol (HDL). Pistachios also improve common heart disease risk factors including blood pressure, weight oxidative status (blood levels that contribute to heart disease).
Much like almonds, pistachios can also reduce the spike in your blood sugar after a meal.
Walnuts are filled with omega-3 fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which helps improve heart disease risk factors. Studies show that consuming walnuts can significantly reduce your total cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol and increase your “good” cholesterol.
Walnuts also promote heart health including blood pressure and the normal flow of blood through your circulatory system.
What’s more studies show that walnuts can reduce inflammation that may contribute to chronic diseases and have beneficial effects on the brain.
Cashews are also a part of the tree nut family. They can improve blood pressure in people with metabolic syndrome.
Adding cashews to your diet will also result in lower blood pressure and increased levels of “good” cholesterol.
A few studies have shown that pecans can lower “bad” cholesterol and improve