Foods that lower bad cholesterol in the blood

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The body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but its high levels can increase the risk of heart attack, and there are nutrients that help lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

And British doctor, Deborah Lee, confirms that high cholesterol is usually associated with a certain diet, and sometimes the cause may be kidney disease, hypothyroidism, obesity, anorexia nervosa, smoking and increased salt consumption.

And she added, among the foodstuffs that raise the level of cholesterol in the blood, fatty meats, sausages, pastries and cheese, however, should not be avoided, but their quantity should be determined.

She advises replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, and for that, nuts, olive oil, sesame oil, red fish, legumes and poultry should be added to the diet, according to “Russia Today.”

She explained, the second way to combat cholesterol, is the use of dietary fiber. “You should use whole, unrefined grains that are high in dietary fiber, such as black bread, brown rice and brown pasta,” she says.

It also recommends, to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood, to eat foods saturated with organic sterols and stanols, such as milk, yogurt, and others. Because a daily intake of 1.2 to 2.4 grams of these compounds can lower your cholesterol level by 10 percent.

She added, the use of such foods aims to complement the effectiveness of the use of drugs in the fight against cholesterol.

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