Top 8 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods
From oats to walnuts, a handful of everyday foods are stepping up to the plate when it comes to battling unhealthy cholesterol. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Healthy Cholesterol-Fighting FoodsWhile nobody would intentionally clog their own arteries, it’s easy to do just that with the foods you choose to eat or not eat. Nibbling on hot dogs, full-fat cheese, or donuts can boost unhealthy, artery-damaging LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Grilling and dining on salmon, on the other hand, can raise the “good” or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) levels. These eight options are prime food warriors in the battle against bad cholesterol. Eaten alone, most of these eight foods will have a modest impact; but when eaten together, like in this Waldorf Salad, they build into a beneficial cholesterol-lowering plan that rivals medication.
View Recipe: Waldorf Salad with Steel-Cut Oats