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!