Foods That Lower Cholesterol
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Are you experiencing unhealthy blood cholesterol readings?
Take note that heredity plays a more significant roll in this area but even so, your daily diet can have a positive impact on the numbers game, bringing those to healthier levels.
The following foods work to raise healthy cholesterol levels in the body and should be a part of a healthy daily diet plan:
1. All fruits - fresh and dried.
Fruits contain dietary fiber which works to sweep harmful elements from the body's circulatory system as well as the digestive track.
Take note that almost-all of the remaining foods on our list are also mined with dietary fiber content.
2. Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Chives and Shallots:
A good rule of thumb when it comes to vegetables is, 'if it stinks, then it's good for you'. We can add cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower to our list.
3. Corn, white and yellow.
Let's view the nutritional data for fresh white corn of the sweet variety.
Nutrition Facts, Calories in White Corn
Just look at the rich fiber content in one cup of kernels - over 4 grams; that is quite impressive.
4. Lima, Kidney, Great Northern, Red, Pinto, Black, Navy Beans
And almost any other bean that you can think of all work to lower high blood cholesterol. Don't forget the lentils; they are as powerful as beans in this area.
5. Pearled Barley
It is ultra rich in vitamins, nutrients and dietary fiber and is one of the best foods for lowering cholesterol along with whole oats. Let's review the nutritional data for whole, uncooked oats.
Nutrition Facts, Calories in Oats
6. Rice Bran
As with oats and barley, Rice Bran can assist in bringing levels to a healthier state.
Specifically whole grain: rye, pumpernickel, multi-grain, oatmeal, whole wheat - all of these can assist in lowering cholesterol.
8. Add Tofu and Soy to your list.
9. Colorful Veggies, Fruits
Add vegetables that pack color as well as fruits to your meal plates. For snack time, check into the whole grain foods.
Add a dose of moderate activity to your day; you'll strengthen your heart and boost the positive impact of your daily diet by doing such.
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