10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol With Your Diet

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Beans, whole grains, flax, apples, and citrus are high in soluble fiber. Due to a lack of enzymes, soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a thick paste in the digestive tract.

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Consume Soluble Fiber

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Eat fruits and vegetables to lower LDL cholesterol easily. At least four servings of fruits and vegetables per day lower LDL cholesterol by 6%.

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Eat Lots of Produce

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Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants abound in herbs and spices. Ginger, turmeric, and garlic lower cholesterol especially well when eaten regularly.

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Cook with Spices and Herbs

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Food has saturated and unsaturated fats.  Because saturated fats are straight and have no double bonds, they pack tightly and solidify at room temperature.

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Eat Various Unsaturated Fats

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Restaurants and processed foods dominate trans fat intake, but red meat and dairy do too. Hydrogenating vegetable oils makes trans fats at room temperature.

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Avoid fake trans fats

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Saturated and trans fats raise cholesterol, too. So can high added sugar intake. In two weeks, 25% of high-fructose corn syrup drinkers had 17% higher LDL cholesterol.

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