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7 Foods That Help Lower High Cholesterol Level In The Body

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood and your cells. The liver makes most of the cholesterol in the body while the rest comes from the foods we eat. There are two kinds of cholesterol in the body. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is the “bad,” unhealthy kind of cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is the “good,” healthy kind of cholesterol. 

When the level of your cholesterol in the body rises, it can be very dangerous. Some of the symptoms of high cholesterol in the body include; heart disease, stroke, or atherosclerosis in other blood vessels, such as left-sided chest pain, pressure, or fullness; dizziness; unsteady gait; slurred speech; or pain in the lower legs. 

Certain foods can help reduce the level of cholesterol in the body. Some of them include; 

1. Apples

All apples are a good source of fiber, including pectin which may help lessen cholesterol in the body. 

2. Nuts

Certain nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios and macadamia nuts can reduce LDL cholesterol in the body. 

3. Beans

Legumes and beans are very effective when it comes to lowering bad cholesterol in the body. Legumes like chickpeas and lentils are loaded with soluble fibre and plant-based protein. Consuming legumes and beans instead of meat (animal protein) can help to lower your 'bad' LDL cholesterol. 

4. Fatty fish

Fatty fish is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which can significantly reduce blood triglyceride levels and bad cholesterol. 

5. Vegetable oil

Heart-healthy oils like canola, corn, olive, peanut, and sunflower oils encompass monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that help to lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL cholesterol.

6. Okra

Okra has been found to lower cholesterol levels in lab mice with diabetes.

7. Grapes

Eating berries and grapes, which are particularly rich sources of these plant compounds, can help increase “good” HDL and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article for healthy living. 

Content created and supplied by: Helofy (via Opera News )

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