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Lower Cholesterol...Naturally

4 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods
Want a diet to help you lower your cholesterol? These high-power foods may be just what you need to help lower cholesterol...naturally.

Lower Cholesterol: 5 Foods to Choose

Oats: They're Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
Packed with soluble fiber, oats can bring down bad LDL cholesterol. Get tips for adding more of this versatile food to your daily diet.
Nuts: How to Nibble Your Way to Lower Cholesterol
Nuts aren't just for holidays anymore. Key nuts can help you lower cholesterol. Which nuts should be part of your cholesterol-lowering diet?
Plant Sterols & Stanols: How to Get the Buttery Benefits
Eating sterol and stanol-containing foods is an easy way to lower LDL cholesterol. But what are they, and how do you add them to a healthy diet?
Fish: Unlock the Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Help your heart: Unlock the tasty, healthy benefits of tuna, salmon, and other omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish. These simple tips show you how.
Soy: 8 Tips to Unlock the Power of Soy Protein
ersatile soy just may lower bad fats floating in your bloodstream. Add soy to your cholesterol-lowering diet with these simple tips.
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Cholesterol Glossary

  • Dietary fiber - The parts of plants that your body can't digest. If eaten regularly, fiber such as oats, pectin, and psyllium reduces serum and LDL cholesterol.
  • HDL Cholesterol - The "good" cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol helps your body remove "bad" cholesterol from your arteries.
  • LDL Cholesterol - The "bad" cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol tends to be deposited in artery walls.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids - A good-for-you polyunsaturated fat found in some fish and vegetables (salmon, flax seed, soybean, English walnuts, and canola oil).
  • Plant sterols - Found in plant foods, isolated from soybean and tall pine tree oils, they lower LDL "bad" cholesterol levels.

Which foods do you favor?