Almonds & Its Oil Have Similar Effects on Lipids and LDL Oxidation
Most nuts and seeds have favorable effects on lipids, despite their high fat content. The fats in most nuts and seeds are monounsaturated, which has consistently been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.
This article does answer an interesting question–does the oil extracted from almonds retain its beneficial effects on lipids? The answer, in this case is yes. However, I still will stick with my whole foods ideology–eat the whole nuts instead. It’s a very good chance that Mother Nature threw some other stuff in the rest of the nut that we haven’t discovered yet…
Nutrition.org — Abstracts: Hyson et al. 132 (4): 703 –