Whole grains have fibre-rich bran, starchy endosperm, and micronutrient-rich germ. Whole-grain meals reduce LDL cholesterol, study shows.
Fruits can lower total and LDL cholesterol. Fruits lower cholesterol. Apples' bioactive polyphenols and fibre improve lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Low-calorie, high-fiber veggies including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts.
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish help lower cholesterol, studies show. Fatty acids improve reverse cholesterol transport (RCT).
Beans, lentils, split peas, and chickpeas are high in fibre and protein yet low in cholesterol. Soluble and insoluble fibres reduce cholesterol absorption in the stomach.
Milk provides vital vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, and micronutrients for growth, development, and tissue maintenance.
Nuts include unsaturated fatty acids, fibre, and antioxidants. Nuts can reduce the risk of CHD and other cholesterol-related heart diseases.
Legumes include soybeans. Soy products are known for reducing cholesterol. Protein-deficient vegetarians and vegans can eat soya chunks.
Both ingredients reduce cholesterol. Soy products are heart-healthy since they're high in protein, fibre, and low in saturated fat.
Green tea's catechin extract increases LDL receptor activity in the liver and prevents cholesterol absorption in the intestines.
Green tea is calorie-free. Its antioxidants help manage weight, boost the immune system, and balance blood sugar.