Do you have high cholesterol? Eat plenty of organically grown vegetables that are rich in nutrients like vitamin E, C, beta-carotene and niacin to help reduce cholesterol oxidation and LDL levels. Garlic and onions have been known to help reduce LDL levels as well due to their sulfur containing phytonutrients. Include oats, barley, nuts, chia seeds, and brown rice into your meals.
It’s reported by the CDC that over 71 million adults (over the age of 20) have high bad cholesterol levels. They also reported that only 23 million of these adults are taking the steps to get their cholesterol under control. If you have high cholesterol, the most vitals things that you can do is maintain a healthy weight and eat a diet full of nourishing foods. Include plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables in your diet and get into the habit of making daily juices and smoothies. Limit your consumption of alcohol, coffee, and nicotine, and stay away from pre-packaged and processed foods. Stay clear of table (refined) salt and watch your intake of aged cheeses and meats. Some cholesterol lowering foods to include in your diet include almonds, apples, carrots, olive oil, grapefruit, and oats. Snack on raw walnuts and fresh strawberries during the day. All of these nutrition tips can really help you out!