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Lower Your Cholesterol With These Five Foods!

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Recent studies have confirmed that statins, drugs that lower blood cholesterol, are effective in preventing cardiovascular diseases. A comprehensive analysis of 19 related research papers conducted by the Oregon Health and Science University’s Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Pharmacy found that statins significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and associated mortality.

Overall, the statin group showed a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular death and a 14% lower risk of all-cause mortality compared to the placebo group.

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On top of medication, certain foods can help lower LDL cholesterol, often referred to as “bad” cholesterol. Here are five foods highlighted by the Huffington Post that can help reduce bad cholesterol.

1. Apples

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A medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of soluble fiber, which helps lower bad cholesterol. This amount is approximately 17% of the daily recommended intake.

2. Avocados

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Like olive oil, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. The monounsaturated fats in avocadoes make it a healthy choice for your heart health.

3. Nuts

A 2010 analysis of 25 studies on nut consumption found that adding a handful of nuts like almonds or walnuts to your salad can lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

4. Strawberries

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Strawberries contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber that helps lower bad cholesterol. Studies have shown that consuming strawberries can be beneficial for heart health.

5. Beans

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Various beans are rich in soluble fiber, which helps you feel full and lowers cholesterol levels. A 2008 study found that eating half a cup of beans daily for 24 weeks reduced cholesterol by 8%. It’s recommended that we aim to consume 1.5 to 2 cups of beans per week.

Daniel Kim
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