7 Nutritional Foods to Decrease the Level of Cholesterol

2. Legumes

Eating beans, peas, and lentils may help lower cholesterol. Use legumes in place of refined grains (white flour and white rice) and meats.  The fiber, minerals and plant-based protein in legumes can help lower LDL.

Eat at least ½ a cup a day. Obviously, you don’t want to cook them in fat or mix the lard into refried beans. Don’t over-salt them, either since salt is hard on the heart. There are several dozen varieties of legumes out there, so try them all!

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