5 Foods to Naturally Manage Bad Cholesterol

  • Certain foods naturally lower LDL cholesterol levels in your blood and should be added to your diet.

Updated Jul 01, 2022 8:11 PM IST

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Updated on Jul 01, 2022 8:11 PM IST

The buildup of LDL cholesterol in the walls of your blood vessels can put you at risk of heart attack or stroke and it is important to have your cholesterol levels checked from time to time. Certain foods naturally lower LDL cholesterol levels in your blood and should be added to your diet. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal suggests 5 foods that can help you manage bad cholesterol. (Unsplash, Pinterest)

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Garlic: Add it to your curries, soups or have it raw, garlic has amazing cholesterol burning properties.  Allicin and other compounds in garlic lower cholesterol by up to 90 percent, says Nmami.  (Unsplash)

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Garlic: Add it to your curries, soups or have it raw, garlic has amazing cholesterol burning properties. Allicin and other compounds in garlic lower cholesterol by up to 90 percent, says Nmami. (Unsplash)

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Fenugreek seeds: they have great medicinal properties and are rich in vitamins, ideal for diabetics and effective in lowering cholesterol.  (Pinterest)

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Fenugreek seeds: they have great medicinal properties and are rich in vitamins, ideal for diabetics and effective in lowering cholesterol. (Pinterest)

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Whole grains like barley and oats lower cholesterol due to their high soluble fiber content.  (Pixabay)

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Whole grains like barley and oats lower cholesterol due to their high soluble fiber content. (Pixabay)

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Vegetables can also help lower bad cholesterol levels because they are high in fiber and low in calories.  Some vegetables contain leptin which has an excellent cholesterol-lowering effect.  These are okra also known as bhindi, carrot and eggplant.  (Unsplash)

Updated on Jul 01, 2022 8:11 PM IST

Vegetables can also help lower bad cholesterol levels because they are high in fiber and low in calories. Some vegetables contain leptin which has an excellent cholesterol-lowering effect. These are okra also known as bhindi, carrot and eggplant. (Unsplash)

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Coriander seeds: Dhania or coriander is an excellent cholesterol-lowering agent.  Its seeds contain vitamins like folic acid, vitamin A, C and beta-carotene.  (Pixabay)

Updated on Jul 01, 2022 8:11 PM IST

Coriander seeds: Dhania or coriander is an excellent cholesterol-lowering agent. Its seeds contain vitamins like folic acid, vitamin A, C and beta-carotene. (Pixabay)

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