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Eating pistachios helps increase testosterone and cholesterol

I’m sure you wouldn’t believe this if I didn’t come out of a great university like Penn State, but it’s true. To the researchers’ surprise, the low-fat diet had no effect on LDL cholesterol levels.

Most “health” organizations and associations take advantage of the benefits of a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. But, as we’ve seen in other research, the healthiest diet of all is a high-fat, low-carb eating plan, which actually increases testosterone, growth hormone, and other “vital hormones.”

The participants spent the first two weeks of the study eating the typical American diet. After this, they spent a month on a low-fat, pistachio-free diet. The following month, they followed a healthy diet that included a daily serving of pistachios. And in the last month of the study they continued their healthy eating habits, but this time they ate two daily servings of pistachios. All diets provided the same amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, but different amounts of unsaturated fat provided by the pistachios.

The results showed that the participants’ LDL cholesterol levels dropped when they ate pistachios. LDL cholesterol was reduced by 9% during the month in which the participants ate one serving of nuts and by 12% in the month in which they ate two daily servings. The drop in cholesterol levels wasn’t enough to bring the participants’ LDL cholesterol into the optimal range, but it was enough to move them out of the borderline high category.

This is just another research showing that low-fat, high-carb diets are actually less beneficial for your heart health than a high-fat, low-carb diet.

Remember to stick to whole natural foods, get plenty of animal protein and fat, avoid processed carbs which spike insulin and increase the rate at which you age and feel old.

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