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Cholesterol Diet: 6 Foods That May Aid In Lowering Cholesterol And Maintaining Heart Health

Cholesterol is an oil-based substance that does not combine with blood, which is a water-based material. Lipoproteins transport it throughout the body. Bad cholesterol builds a film of plaque on the artery walls, making it harder for blood to circulate at its natural rate, contributing to high blood pressure and, in the worst-case scenario, a heart attack or stroke.

Here are some meals that may help decrease cholesterol and protect your heart from illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

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1. Oats

A cup of oats is one of the finest foods for lowering cholesterol. Oatmeal includes soluble fibre, which lowers LDL, or bad cholesterol. The fibre in this product can help to lower the absorption of cholesterol into your system.

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2. Soy

Soybeans and meals produced from soybeans, such as tofu and soy milk, are reported to decrease cholesterol. It is suggested that taking 25 grammes of soy protein per day might reduce LDL by 5% to 6%.

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3. Fatty fish

Eating fish two to three times a week may help reduce LDL cholesterol by providing essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help lower triglycerides in the circulation and protect the heart by preventing the emergence of irregular cardiac rhythms.

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4. Apples, grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits 

All of these fruits include pectin, a form of soluble fibre that helps you stay fit by lowering harmful cholesterol.

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5. Vegetable oils 

Cooking with liquid vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, and others instead of butter or lard may help keep your cholesterol levels in line.

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6. Nuts

Consuming almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and other nuts are beneficial to the heart. Consuming two ounces of nuts daily may help decrease cholesterol levels.

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