Yes, this is true. Although they are quite caloric, raw almonds consumed regularly with their skin and in adequate quantities can be efficient in fighting bad cholesterol (LDL) and can help in lowering its level. Such a benefit is primarily due to almonds’ richness in phytosterols that have the power of partially blocking the absorption of cholesterol, as well as their high content of soluble fibers which participate in slowing the digestion of food, and in vitamin E which protects the arteries.
On the other hand, we should recall that the excess of cholesterol in the blood may present a cardiovascular risk factor. Thus, the excess of “bad cholesterol” (LDL) can sometimes lead to clogged arteries. Hence, striving to lose weight in case of excess, adopting a balanced diet, leading a healthy lifestyle, and regularly practicing physical activity adapted to each person can all contribute in normalizing the cholesterol level.