Healthy Food

Healthy Food List #9: Best Nutrition For Lowering Cholesterol

Food list

1. Oats: Contain beta-glucan which absorbs LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

2. Red wine: Also helps reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

3. Salmon & fatty fish: Contain Omega-3 fats, which raise good cholesterol.

4. Nuts: They are high on calorie, but helps lower LDL levels.

5. Tea: Contain flavonoids, important antioxidants, which prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that leads to plaque formation on artery walls. Also reduces blood pressure levels.

6. Beans: Contain fiber, which slows the rate and amount of absorption of cholesterol in certain foods. 

7. Chocolate (bittersweet type): Contains antioxidant which help build HDL ("good") cholesterol levels. 

8. Margarine (containing plant sterols): Plant sterols reduce cholesterol absorption.

9. Garlic: Not only lowers cholesterol, and keeps cholesterol particles from sticking to artery walls, but also prevents blood clots, reduces blood pressure, and protects against infections. 

10. Olive oil: Contains heart-friendly monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which lower LDL cholesterol, and also helps reduce belly fat.

11. Spinach: Contains lutein, which helps our artery walls "push off" cholesterol that cause clogging. Also protects against age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. 

12. Nuts: Help reduce LDL levels.

13. Soy: Contains isoflavones  which help reduce LDL cholesterol.

14. Avocado: Contain heart-friendly monounsaturated fat, which raise levels of HDL ("good"cholesterol) while lowering levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol).