18 Cholesterol Lowering Foods!

In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month my last blog post, Cholesterol: The Facts, was dedicated to cholesterol.  Now I want to talk about cholesterol lowering foods.

The best way to improve your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease is to change your diet and lifestyle. Eat a whole foods, plant-based diet and incorporate exercise and stress-relieving activities into your daily routine.  Here is my list of 18 great cholesterol lowering foods!

  1. Oatmeal or oats
  2. Barley
  3. Coconut oil and flaxseed oil
  4. Fish (tuna, salmon, halibut, herring, mackerel)
  5. Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)
  6. Seeds (ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds)
  7. Soy (soybeans, soy nuts, soymilk, tofu)
  8. Beans (chickpeas, kidney, navy, pinto, black or butter beans)
  9. Garlic
  10. Avocado
  11. Spinach
  12. Chlorella
  13. Brussels Sprouts
  14. Eggplant
  15. Tomatoes
  16. Oranges
  17. Pomegranate Juice
  18. Goji Berries

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