1. Oats give you 1 to 2 g of soluble fiber.

2. Beans are rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest.

3. Nuts: Eating 2 ozs of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL, on the order of 5%.

4. Foods fortified with sterols and stanols gum up the body’s ability to absorb cholesterol from food. Getting 2 g of plant sterols or stanols a day can lower LDL cholesterol by about 10%.

5. Fatty fish. Eating fish 2 or 3 times a week can lower LDL cholesterol.

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