Best Foods for Lowering Your Cholesterol

Avocado


 Avocados can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocados can lower your LDL cholesterol

Blueberries


 Eating blueberries regularly with decreased blood pressure. That’s thanks to their circulation-boosting effect on blood vessels (otherwise known as "vasodilation")

Quinoa


Cooking up more quinoa could lower your risk of heart disease by improving total cholesterol, triglycerides, and lowering LDL

Salmon


As one of nature’s best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon has many health benefits, including reducing inflammation and triglycerides

Spinach


Adding more leafy greens to your plate can help lower cholesterol by promoting your body production of nitric oxide (NO), which helps dilate blood vessels

Peanut Butter


Peanuts pack resveratrol and other phytosterols, compounds linked with blocking cholesterol absorption in the gut. The protein powerhouses also work in 8 grams

Almonds


If you’re on the hunt for a snack, consider picking up some almonds. Population studies have shown that consistent intake of almonds reduces risk of heart disease

Olives and Olive Oil


This Mediterranean diet staple is chock-full of monounsaturated fatty acids, the type of fat linked with improving total cholesterol levels.

Eggplant


This nightshade has been linked to reducing oxidative stress in a 2015 review article published in Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

Unsweetened Soy Milk


Unsweetened versions cut back on sneaky sources of added sugar, so use it in your morning latté for a cholesterol-lowering caffeine boost.

Corn Oil


it’s packed with antioxidants like other plant-based oils: canola, olive, grapeseed, peanut, safflower, sunflower, and avocado.

Pistachios


pistachios with raising HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL cholesterol. Since these nuts are fiber-rich and antioxidant-packed

Hummus


Fiber, especially the soluble kind in beans, is linked with improved heart health. And chickpeas give one of the best cholesterol-lowering boosts

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