6 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

Protect your heart by eating a lot of foods that have a helpful impact on Cholesterol. Here are the experts’ favorites.

Avocado

When you replace saturated fats like those found in animal products—beef, bacon, butter—with mono- or unsaturated fats from plant sources like avocados, the impact on cholesterol is dramatic, says Dr. Vojdani. Levels of LDL, the sort of cholesterol that contributes to plaque buildup that may cause blood vessel blockages, decrease. At identical time, HDL or healthy cholesterol, that plays a job in removing LDL cholesterol from the body, increases, says Dr. Vojdani.

Wild salmon

Fish is another great food. Fish is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, that have a good impact on cholesterol, Dr. Vojdani says. Wild salmon is one of the best dietary sources of healthy fats and its ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s (two kinds of fatty acids) will facilitate lowering LDL counts.

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