7 Nutritional Foods to Decrease the Level of Cholesterol

7 Nutritional Foods to Decrease the Level of Cholesterol

Your body naturally creates cholesterol. You need it to build cells, digest food, produce hormones and generate Vitamin D.

The problem is that too much of the Low Density Lipoproteins (LDLs) or “bad” cholesterol may cause coronary heart disease and heart attacks. You can get too much LDL from eating the wrong food but also from diabetes, liver and kidney disease, an underactive thyroid gland and other nasty diseases.

You can take drugs to help lower your LDLs or you can try a regime of eating right, exercising, and losing weight. Some foods can help you lower your level cholesterol (and may help you lose weight).

Check out these seven foods… and we’ll give you a special one at the very end (you will most definitely LOVE it!).

1. Avocados

One avocado a day can lower LDL levels. They are rich in mono-unsaturated fats and high in fiber. Both lower LDL and raise HDL or good cholesterol. Using avocado oil can help lower LDL and triglycerides (blood fats) as well.

Use avocados in place of mayonnaise, on top of sandwiches, or on a leafy green salad. Turn them into smoothies or make avocado bread. Like zucchini, avocado can hide in everything and lower your cholesterol at the same time.