A number of small studies have found that eating an almond-rich diet can reduce LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and oxidised LDL cholesterol, which is particularly harmful to heart health.
General dietary tips
Nuts are a staple of the Mediterranean diet – a heart-healthy diet that has been shown to tackle cholesterol and other heart disease markers.
The Mediterranean diet is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fats such as olive oil.
It also usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods.