A bad diet is a key cause of unhealthy cholesterol levels. But here are the top 10 foods to lower cholesterol.
A bad diet is a key cause of unhealthy cholesterol levels. But here's the good news. Here are the top 10 foods to lower cholesterol.
Your mama was right. Starting the day with a bowl of warm, toasty oatmeal is a smart move. Of all the whole grains, oats are the best source of soluble fiber -- the kind that forms a gel to prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream. Shoot for five to 10 grams of soluble fiber per day. If you have 1¼ cups of cooked oatmeal for breakfast, you'll start your day with 5 grams of the stuff. Top your oatmeal with a chopped-up apple for an extra 3 grams of fiber, and you're set.