The 10 Best Foods to Lower Cholesterol

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Nuts:

Almonds, walnuts, and other nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, fiber, and plant sterols, which can help lower cholesterol.

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Fatty Fish:

Salmon, mackerel, sardines, and other fatty fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol levels.

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Avocados:

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol levels.

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Olive Oil:

Olive oil is a healthy fat that can help lower LDL cholesterol levels when used in place of saturated and trans fats.

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Legumes:

Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels.

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Fruits and Berries:

Apples, oranges, berries, and other fruits are rich in soluble fiber and antioxidants, which can help lower LDL cholesterol levels.

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Vegetables:

Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale, and Brussels sprouts are high in fiber and plant sterols, which can help lower cholesterol.

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Soy Foods:

Foods like tofu, tempeh, and edamame contain plant compounds called isoflavones, which can help lower LDL cholesterol levels.

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Green Tea:

Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which may help lower LDL cholesterol levels.

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Dark Chocolate:

Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and improve heart health when consumed in moderation.

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