Cholesterol-Lowering Grocery List

Use these foods and ingredients in your meals to help lower your cholesterol.

Cholesterol-Lowering Grocery List

While medications will always be the go-to for lowering cholesterol to safe levels, the food you eat can also help get your numbers to where they’re supposed to be. By combining the two, you can get your cholesterol under control while filling your diet with high-quality ingredients. Here’s a shopping list to help you get started.

Chickpeas

These easy-to-get beans can be found in the canned aisle of any grocery store. By adding three-quarters of a cup to your meal every day you can drop your bad LDL cholesterol while also lowering your risk for heart disease down the line.

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