YOU want to follow a low cholesterol diet? You must already know that
butter, ice cream and meat can raise cholesterol. But, do you know
which foods can lower cholesterol? You can find them here. There is
good news. To lower cholesterol, you can eat more of certain foods. A
handful of "functional food" has shown a great impact in reducing
cholesterol. In addition it, it's certainly much better than sipping a
pill with a glass of water. "This is not a magic food, but it can be
said is close to miraculous," says Ruth Frechman, RD, a spokeswoman
for the American Dietetic Association, told WebMD site. Researchers
have found a few foods that can control cholesterol. Such foods
include fat-containing fish such as salmon and tuna, walnuts, oatmeal
and oat bran, and foods fortified with plant sterols and stanols from
plants. Several studies have found that a diet that combines "super
food is" as effective as cholesterol-lowering drugs in lowering bad
LDL cholesterol levels. How well? FDA has reviewed studies related to
these foods. As a result, the FDA issued a claim that these foods are
"healthy foods" to regulate cholesterol levels. That way, you have to
find healthy food choices to improve your health. However, spending on
food is definitely more enjoyable than spending money at the pharmacy.
In addition, you do not need to feel the side effects of drugs that
are often unpleasant. With a focus on diet, you have more choices.

The process of cholesterol reduction

1. Oats Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which can lower LDL levels. When you
digest fiber, these fibers become sticky. According to the
researchers, when in the small intestine, fiber will stick to the
cholesterol so that the intestine can not absorb them. That way, the
fiber will not enter into the system but thrown into the garbage.
2. Walnuts Walnuts are very good because it is rich in omega-3.
Omega-3 works to reduce levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the
bloodstream. Experts have not been too sure how the process. However,
omega-3 can also slow the formation of plaque in arteries that prevent
blood coagulation. There are also studies that found that walnuts can
lower cholesterol.
3. Sterol and stanols In molecular level, plant sterols and stanols
look like cholesterol. So, they blend in as it passes through the
digestive tract. That way, both these substances can prevent the
absorption of cholesterol into the blood vessel. Cholesterol will be
issued into the garbage.
4. Fish Omega-3 in fish can lower triglyceride levels. Omega-3 this
will slow the formation of plaque in the arteries and reduce
inflammation throughout body.

Start a diet
Choosing a low-cholesterol diet might not be that easy. You can
consult with a physician. Although changing your diet can help many
people, but there are also people who still need the drug to reduce
the risk of heart disease. In addition, you must remember that the
food can not cure everything. Should still be combined with low-fat
foods, pay attention to weight loss and exercise. "A healthy diet not
only includes a few specific foods," says Suzanne Farrell, MS, RD,
spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. "There is a wider
picture. You have to consume in moderation, adds a varied diet, and