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Are Nuts Fattening?

Nuts are good source of nutrients, but they could be fattening and add inches to your waist.

Keep away from deep fried nuts as they are high in saturated fat content, not good news for the heart; as saturated fat raises the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad” cholesterol that is a risk factor for heart disease.

Deep fried foods are usually also high in trans fat, which is worse than saturated fat. It not only raises ‘bad’ cholesterol but also lower the “good” cholesterol, which helps to balance the “bad” cholesterol. Plus, nuts loaded with salt could raise blood pressure. The higher the blood pressure, the greater Continue reading