I’m sure you wouldn’t believe it if it weren’t for 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 all benefit from 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 “life hormones.”

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

The results showed that the participants’ LDL cholesterol levels decreased when they ate pistachios. LDL cholesterol was lowered by 9% during the month participants ate one serving of walnuts and by 12% in the month they ate two servings daily. The drop in cholesterol levels was not enough to bring the participants’ LDL cholesterol into the optimal range, but it was enough to move them out of the high limit category.

This is just one more 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-based proteins and fats, avoid processed carbohydrates that increase insulin, and increase the rate at which you age.

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