Why: Peanuts, almonds, walnuts, and more ‹ they all have high
levels of unsaturated fats, which help your liver produce more "good"
cholesterol (HDL). Nuts also contain compounds that help block the
absorption of cholesterol from foods you eat.
Look for: About one ounce of nuts, or 22 almonds, a day to
experience the cholesterol-lowering effect, according to most research.
That potion is about 200
calories. Nuts may be healthy, but they also can be fattening if you
don't watch the portions.