Nuts and seeds are supported in research to lower risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammation and overall mortality or death. The walnuts and chia seeds in this keto friendly granola are especially potent sources of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids and nuts and seeds in general can lower LDL cholesterol while raising our HDL for overall cardiovascular protection. The incorporation of dark chocolate in the form of cacao nibs adds additional protection for the cardiovascular system as magnesium can aid in relaxation of vessels and lower blood pressure!
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