Top 5 foods to lower blood cholesterol
Believe it or not but the diet to eat plays an important role in keeping the cholesterol level in check.
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New Delhi: A good diet is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Believe it or not but the diet to eat plays an important role in keeping the cholesterol level in check. One can easily lower their cholesterol levels by doing some exercise with a good diet.
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Here are some foods that can lower cholesterol level:
One should use olive oil in their diet to get its heart-healthy benefits. It also helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the body because it contains a potent mix of antioxidants.
Nuts like walnuts, alomonds not only us healthy but also reduces the risk of heart disease. Try eating a handful of nuts everyday but make sure that it's not salted or coated with sugar.
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Regular consumption of fish helps in keeping the heart healthy as it contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which reduces your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots.
Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol. It reduces the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream as well.
Foods with plant sterols or stanols
Eating of foods with added sterol and stanol like grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes helps you in lowering your cholesterol level. It also reduces the risk of heart disease.