Lower Your Cholesterol! It's Easier Than You Think

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6 years ago



A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that people who ate lots of fiber and plant sterols naturally lowered their cholesterol by 29%.  What are plant sterols? you may be asking.  They are foods that millions of us like to eat everyday:   almonds, walnuts, olives, eggplant, avocados, olive oil, and flaxseed.  

Researchers from the study found that people on the drug, Lovastatin , lowered their cholesterol by 30%, and people who were on a low-fat diet reduced cholesterol levels by 8%.  What’s interesting about these findings is that it showed that a rich diet of plant sterols can be as effective as one of the most frequently prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs—and without some of the side effects associated with prescription drugs.

Adding these important foods into your lifestyle can help raise lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) while raising your good cholesterol (HDL).  Note:  If you’re currently on a cholesterol reducing medication, talk with your physician before making any changes.