9 Different Types Of Food Good For Your Cholesterol Levels

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Fiber - There are two types of fiber, soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol and insoluble which helps keep you regular. Apples have both types of fiber, soluble in the pulp and insoluble in the skin.

Grains - There are a variety of grain products, for example oatmeal, bread, rice bran, barley and pasta. Try 3-5 servings per day.

Fruits and Vegetables - Try a different variety of them and aim for 5 or more servings per day.

Beans - Beans and peas are small but potent and have soluble fiber.

Nuts - Nuts and seeds can help lower your cholesterol but you should eat them in limited amounts.

Meat - Choose lean meats and skinless poultry and try not to eat more than 6 ounces per day.

Oil - When cooking, try unsaturated vegetable oils such as canola, corn, olive, safflower, sunflower and soybean oils.

Stanols and Sterols - Plant stanols and sterols, much like soluble fiber, absorb cholesterol from your digestive tract. Stanols and sterols used in today's food products come from soybean and tall pine-tree oils. Some margarine's and some other foods include stanols and sterols.

Fish - Even though it does not lower your cholesterol, fatty fish can be good for you since it's low in saturated fat. Salmon, tuna, and mackerel have the added benefit of being high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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