Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Lower your cholesterol by incorporating these foods in your diet

With high cholesterol being a major contributor to multiple cardiovascular conditions it’s important to introduce such foods in your diet that will help diminish the problem.Both saturated fats and trans fats are detrimental to the body’s overall health as they raise the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.

Trans fats are also found to reduce the levels of good cholesterol. In contrast, unsaturated fats are known to increase the rates at which the liver reabsorbs and degrades bad cholesterol.

Paying attention to the type of fats that people eat is of great importance as each type can influence cholesterol levels differently.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people limit their consumption of saturated fats to no more than five to six percent of the total daily calories.

Following are the Superfoods that help lower cholesterol levels.

Oats

Beans

Nuts

Soy

Fatty fish

Vegetable oils

Eggplant

 Okra

Fiber supplements

Apples

Grapes

Strawberries

Citrus fruits

Foods fortified with sterols and stanols