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Top 10 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

19 Oct

Almonds 1-almonds

Almonds are pretty hardworking nuts when it comes to lowering your cholesterol. First, they’re rich in unsaturated fats that help raise healthy HDL cholesterol while lowering unhealthy LDL. Second, these fats also help make LDL cholesterol less likely to oxidize. This is a fabulous thing, because when LDL oxidizes, it’s more likely to gunk up your arteries and cut blood flow to the heart. Snack away. But do keep an eye on portion size. Almonds are high in calories, and all you need are a couple of ounces a day to reap benefits.

2-orangeOrange Juice

OJ manufacturers are doing everything they can to make their health food more appealing — including fortifying their juice with plant-derived cholesterol-busting compounds known as phytosterols. A review of 84 scientific studies revealed that getting 2 grams of phytosterols a day – the amount in a couple 8-ounce glasses of sterol-fortified OJ — could…

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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Top 10 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

  1. Julie

    October 19, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I love almonds and snack on them everyday.

     

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