If you are heart smart, I am sure you would like to eat something to lower your cholesterol today and all other days. I am not talking of that pill you pop down your throat with a glass of water after a rich meal to lower your cholesterol. I am referring to foods you can take today and always to lower your cholesterol.
Eat something like Oats or bran oats, a rich source of soluble fiber today to lower your bad cholesterol(LDL) and maintain your good cholesterol rate(HDL). 10 grams of oats containing Beta-glucan, the soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol by 5-14%. Have oats for your breakfast today.
Eat and enjoy something like fatty fish particularly mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout and herring today. They contain a good source of protein and Omega3 fatty acids having the ability to lower the triglyceride content of bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol(HDL). Enjoy fatty fish twice a week.
Eat something like nuts and have a nutty experience with fiber, and antioxidants like Vitamin E and selenium today. Having nutty snacks today helps you to get the plant sterols along with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats to lower cholesterol and feel energetic.
Go crunchy munchy on almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts today.But be wary of eating too much nuts because of it’s high calories, yet reap the maximum health benefits taking them in place of high saturated fats like red meat.
Get that fortification by plant sterols today by taking something like margarine spread, orange juice, salad dressings and functional cookies. However people having a high level of bad cholesterol are only encouraged to eat more of these items.
Grab that bag of Soy nuts today to lower your bad cholesterol. Eat soy to replace something fleshy like meat. Besides soy contains additional benefits of high levels of polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low levels of saturated fat.
Besides, take that something like the wonder berry acai berry to improve blood circulation and help reduce level of cholesterol in blood today. This berry has high fiber content and has been found to be very beneficial for the health in general. Take it a juice, fresh or in the dehydrated form in your favorite recipes today and all other days.
Last, but much overlooked something is green and yellow vegetables like cucumber, carrots, green pepper, tomatoes, beetroots and fresh fruits like banana and grapes. Take it today and always to not only reduce cholesterol but also be healthy and energetic.
Just ask yourself daily before going to bed whether you eat something to lower your cholesterol today and live a long and healthy life.