Eating peanuts during the meal protects the heart


Eating peanuts during the meal protects the heart

The Spanish scientist Joan Sabaté was one of the first researchers in the world through studies demonstrating the close relationship between the moderate and daily consumption of nuts and the decrease in the odds of developing heart disease. Now, a study published by the journal of Nutrition by scientists from various countries underpins the conclusions of Sabaté, in this case linking the daily consumption of peanuts during meals with a lower risk of accidents cerebrovascular and cardiovascular ailments.

Participants in the study who had eaten peanuts during the meal had one 32% less triglycerides in the bloodstream

To reach these conclusions, the researchers counted with 15 healthy men, but all of them overweight or obese, which became them consume a portion of 85 grams unsalted peanuts, presented at beaten format with each of your meals. With them also formed part of the investigation another group of 15 men with identical characteristics of health, taken together with their meals a shake of equal quantity and nutritional value, but that there was no presence of peanuts.

The initial hypothesis was that after eating, especially foods high in fats, occurs an automatic increase of triglycerides in the blood, which causes the arteries to increase its rigidity, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood, rather than a medium-long term could lead to cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure.

In the study, after carrying out a copious meal, researchers controlled 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes after this levels of lipids, insulin and lipoprotein in the blood of the men who took part in the research. And, to his surprise, found as those who had taken the churning of peanuts were 32% less triglycerides in the bloodstream, which would demonstrate that eating this dried fruit at lunch could protect the arteries of rigidity and, therefore, help prevent future cardiovascular problems.

The danger of cardiovascular diseases

According to the World Health Organization (who), cardiovascular diseases are the cause of most of the deaths that occur around the world. Not in vain, it is estimated that only in 2012 they died worldwide 17.5 million people (one-third of all deaths in that year) as a result of such diseases.

Also, according to who data, it is estimated that the 16 million deaths of people with less than 70 years that do not correspond with communicable diseases, 37% are due to cardiovascular problems, mainly coronary heart disease and vascular accidents cerebral (AVC).