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September 16, 2011 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Heart Health

Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol

According to a refreshing report from JAMA (JAMA August, 24/31, 2011), including the “right foods” has a greater impact on lowering cholesterol levels than excluding the wrong foods. It is well-established that reducing “bad” fats (saturated and trans) can lower cholesterol levels, but this clinical trial revealed that regularly consuming foods that contain the natural cholesterol busters, plant sterols or soluble fiber, was even more effective. Study subjects who reduced bad fats lowered their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels by 3%, but those who reduced bad fats and regularly consumed nuts, beans, oats, plant sterol-enriched spreads (like benecol), and whole soy foods reduced their LDL levels by 13% to 14%. This translates to at least a 28% reduction in cardiovascular risk! For more on achieving healthy cholesterol levels click here.


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