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What foods can help lower your cholesterol?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) levels. Oatmeal, oat bran, beans, barley, and prunes and apples are great. Wild salmon, sardines and anchovies are all rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids hich lower ldl. Olive oil and soy products help too.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Help Liver/Gall Bl: Cholesterol if high is a sign gallbladder and liver is not processing cholesterol to make bile either due to low b6 vitamin or bile not thin enough to flow due to choline being insufficient - so detox the liver, gallbladder, and try the diet need both -body needs cholesterol by lowering this without addressing the cause will cause long term consequences.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
High fiber: a high fiber diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains will help you to lower your cholesterol. Cholesterol is found in animal fat, so try to decrease your intake of those products as well.

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Which types of foods help lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Plant based foods: Plant based food have no cholesterol; reduce intake of saturated fats (even those of plant origin); lose weight and exercise at least 3o minute each with day with gradually increasing intensity of exercise.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What foods and drinks will help lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Fruits veggies grain: whole foods from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans will help lower your cholesterol. Making a smoothie with an apple and veggies will help lower the cholesterol. Cholesterol is found mostly in animal products, so try to avoid animal meats.
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What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fill up your plate: With fruits and veggies, fiber (whole grains, oatmeal, nuts and beans). Eat lean meat, fish. Cook with olive oil.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are foods can you eat to lower your cholesterol?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) levels. Oatmeal, oat bran, beans, barley, and prunes and apples are great. Wild salmon, sardines and anchovies are all rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids hich lower ldl. Olive oil and soy products help too.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are good foods to lower cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol.

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