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Soluble fiber to remove cholesterol

Soluble fiber absorbs bile, a substance produced by your liver to help digest fats. Bile is made from cholesterol, so when your liver needs to make more bile it pulls cholesterol out of your bloodstream, which lowers cholesterol levels naturally. Regular soluble fiber consumption is associated with a 5–10% reduction in both total cholesterol. It’s […]

Green tea for cholesterol

A review of studies found that consuming green tea daily for at least two weeks lowers total cholesterol by about 7 mg/dL and “bad” LDL cholesterol by roughly 2 mg/dL. Studies show that green tea may lower cholesterol by both reducing the liver’s production of LDL and increasing its removal from the bloodstream. Green tea […]

Herbs and spices lowers choletsterol

Herbs and spices are nutritional powerhouses packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Human studies have shown that garlic, turmeric and ginger are especially effective at lowering cholesterol when eaten regularly. In addition to lowering cholesterol, herbs and spices contain antioxidants that prevent LDL cholesterol from formation of plaques within your arteries. Even though herbs and spices […]

Mediterranean diet for cholesterol

One of the easiest ways to incorporate the healthy  lifestyle changes is to follow a Mediterranean-style diet. Mediterranean-style diet are rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and fish, and low in red meat and most dairy. Since this style of eating includes many cholesterol-lowering foods and avoids many cholesterol-raising foods, it’s considered […]

Avoid trans fat to reduce cholesterol

Artificial trans fat are produced by hydrogenating unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils to change their structure and solidify them at room temperature. While trans fats occur naturally in red meat and dairy products. Frying the oils repetitively also leads to production of trans fats.  Research shows that eating artificial trans fats increases “bad” LDL […]