Have high cholesterol? Want to avoid unhealthy levels in the future? Whether you fall into the former category or the latter, one of the most important things you need to do is take a look at your diet. Swapping out a few of your favorite (unhealthy) foods for healthier options can really make a difference. See below for a foods you should grab the next time you’re at the grocery store that will help lower your cholesterol:
While most nuts will do the trick, we recommend almonds, walnuts or peanuts. All you need to do is eat 2 ounces per day and you can lower your LDL by nearly 5%.
Put down the hydrogenated oil and grab a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. It’s a nutritional superstar due to its high levels of antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, both of which help lower LDL, or bad cholesterol.
Whether you like the in the form of oatmeal for breakfast or you prefer to mix them into a shake for a midday snack, oats are a fantastic source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber forms a gel that prevents cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream.
If your kitchen is stocked with ripe avocados, you’re off to a great start. Why? They’re full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. The mild and creamy fruit is extremely versatile so feel free to mash it into guacamole, chop it up and add it to a salad or slice it and add it to a sandwich.
You only need to eat 8 ounces of salmon, albacore tuna, sardines or halibut per week in order to reap the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce triglycerides in the blood which in turn, helps lower LDL.
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