Foods that Lower Cholesterol
Below is a list of foods that lower cholesterol.
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| Cholesterol Affecting Agent
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| How it Can Help
| Soy products such as soy milk, soy nuts, tempeh, tofu
| Acts like human estrogen hormone; can lower LDL and raise HDL cholesterol
| Soluble Fiber
| Apples, Beans, Broccoli, Citrus, Oat Bran, Peas, Popcorn, Psyllium Seed
| Soluble fiber entraps bile acids in your intestines and carries them out of the body. In turn, cholesterol is removed from your blood to replace the lost bile acids. This in turn lowers LDL cholesterol.
| Monounsaturated Fats
| Avocados, Nuts, Olive Oil, Peanut Butter
| Replaces saturated fat (which can raise LDL and lower HDL cholesterol) with a more cholesterol healthy alternative
| Omega-3 Fatty Acids
| Canola oil, Flax Seed Oil, Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel
| Helps lower LDL cholesterol and maintain normal heart function
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This page was last updated on 09/06/07.