5 Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

June 27, 2011

Experts say just a few simple tweaks to your diet can make a big difference in your cholesterol numbers. From soluble fiber to Omega-3s, here are 5 foods to include in your diet to help cut down your cholesterol, plus some recipes for inspiration. 

1. Oatmeal, Oat Bran and other high-fiber foods 

>>Oatmeal Recipes from Foodists 

2. Fish with Omega-3 fatty acids including: Mackerel, Lake Trout, Herring, Sardines, Albacore Tuna, Salmon and Halibut 

>>Halibut Recipes from Foodista 

3. Walnuts, Almonds and Other Nuts 

>>Almond Recipes from Foodista 

4. Olive Oil 

>>Olive Oil Recipes from Foodista 

5. Foods fortified with serols or stanols 

>>More About Sterols and Stanols 

 

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