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10 Foods that Can Lower Your Cholesterol

June 8, 2013 Nutrition

oatmeal lowers cholesterolMedicines which keep the bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoprotein) under control can have unwanted side effects. On the other hand, diet plays an important role in maintaining our health and overcoming diseases. Healthy oils, fibre, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, nuts are good allies in the fight against the bad cholesterol.

Here are 10 foods that have been found to lower cholesterol numbers.

Oatmeal & oat bran, whole grains – A bowl of oatmeal and one banana contain around 2.5 of soluble fiber which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Barley and other whole grains can fight cholesterol as well.

Fibre – Beans, peas, lentils and other pulses are rich in soluble fibre. During the digestion process, which is longer than for other foods, the fiber removes the ...

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