10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol / Healthy Hacks
In today’s video, we’re talking about cholesterol, how to lower cholesterol and the foods that lower cholesterol.
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Cholesterol is fatty substance that is found in every cell in your body. You get cholesterol two ways. Your body produces it naturally through the liver and the food you eat. If you have too much cholesterol, it can increase your risk for a stroke or heart attack.
There are two types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. LDL is also known as the bad cholesterol since builds up in your arteries and can lead to heart disease and other health issues. HDL is known as the good cholesterol since it carries cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed and removed out of the body, so learning how to reduce cholesterol is important. So how do you lower your increase your HDL and lower your LDL? There are a few things you can do to learn how to reduce cholesterol naturally and eat foods for high cholesterol.
First, make sure you’re moving throughout the day. This is great step in learning how to lower cholesterol levels. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise, even if it’s just walking. For some tips on walking more, check out my video on how to walk more during the day. I’ll link that video in the description box below. Increasing your activity will help you lose weight, which will also help your cholesterol. You can also pay attention the foods you’re eating and look for foods that lower bad cholesterol. The only way to consume cholesterol through food is by eating animal products, since all plant-based foods contain zero cholesterol. So if you’re already consuming a plant-based diet, or just want to start eating more, here are 10 foods to lower cholesterol.
10 Cholesterol Lowering Foods
Oats are a great source of soluble fiber, which helps prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream and is great option for lowering cholesterol with food.
Almonds are high in unsaturated fat, which lower your LDL and increase your HDL. Almonds contain antioxidant flavonoids that can improve your heart health and reduce inflammation.
Soy is great alternative when looking to replace foods that are high in cholesterol, such as meat, chicken and pork.
Beans are high in fiber, which can help slow down the amount of cholesterol is absorbed in the body. When looking for foods that help lower cholesterol, beans are a great option.
Blueberries also have a compound that breaks down both fat and cholesterol and can lower your LDL.
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fatty acids that can improve your LDL and HDL levels. Avocados are also high in soluble fiber and help with blood sugar levels.
Green leafy vegetables are great for lowering cholesterol. They contain a vitamin called lutein, which can help with various eye conditions, and may also help lower LDL and protect against clogging of the arteries. G
Turmeric is great in reducing cholesterol as it can lower plaque build up in your arteries.
Sweet potatoes are high in water soluble fiber, which help lower cholesterol.
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that can lower your cholesterol and lower your blood sugar, just make sure you’re eating it in moderation, as it is high is saturated fat.
I hope enjoyed this cholesterol lowering food list and now you know the foods to eat to lower cholesterol.
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