Eat More of These Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

Advice on lowering your cholesterol usually focuses on what you have to cut out of your diet. But are there foods that you can actually eat more of to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition Diva explains

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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Advice on lowering your cholesterol usually focuses on cutting back on certain foods, such as butter, eggs, and meat.   But a recent study shows that adding cholesterol-reducing foods like oats and nuts can be 4 times more effective in lowering cholesterol than limiting saturated fat.  And when it comes to food, isn't adding always more fun than subtracting?

Foods that Help Lower Your Cholesterol

The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that adding these foods to your diet can help reduce LDL cholesterol by 13%  over 6 months. (Cutting back on saturated fat only reduced cholesterol by 3%.)

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.