Top 11 Cholesterol-lowering foods

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Breakfast oatmeal or Cheerios can help decrease cholesterol. It has 1-2g soluble fibre. Bananas or strawberries add 0.5 gramme.


Barley and other whole grains can help lessen heart disease risk, largely through soluble fibre.

Barley and other whole grains

Beans contain soluble fibre. They take longer to digest, so you feel fuller after eating. That's why beans are good for dieters. 


These two low-calorie veggies are excellent options for anyone looking to increase their intake of soluble fibre.

Eggplant and okra

Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and other nuts are heart-healthy, according to several studies. 2 ounces of nuts daily will reduce LDL by 5%.


When cooking or eating, using liquid vegetable oils for butter, lard, or shortening lowers LDL.

Vegetable oils

Pectin, a form of soluble fibre that reduces levels of LDL, may be found in abundance in these fruits.

Apples, grapes, citrus fruits

Plant sterols and stanols impede cholesterol absorption. Margarine, granola bars, orange juice, and chocolate contain them. Supplements are available.

Foods fortified with sterols and stanols

Soybeans and soy-based foods like tofu and soy milk were formerly advertised as cholesterol-busters. 25 grammes of soy protein a day.


Fish can reduce LDL by substituting saturated fat-rich meat and by providing LDL-lowering omega-3 lipids. Omega-3s lower blood lipids.

Fatty fish

Soluble fibre supplements are unappealing. Two tablespoons of Metamucil's psyllium deliver 4 grammes of soluble fibre per day.

Fiber supplements


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