Foods to Eat to Lower Cholesterol

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It is common knowledge that you should eat a diet low in fats to keep your cholesterol level low.  But, in addition to avoiding unhealthy foods, there are certain common foods that, if included in your daily diet, could significantly lower your cholesterol. 

First on the list is oatmeal.  It is easy and inexpensive to eat a bowl of oatmeal or other oat cereal, such as Cheerios, for breakfast.  Uncooked oatmeal can also be added to baked goods and fruit smoothies.

Next on the list are almonds.  Almonds make a tasty, filling snack.  They are also delicious when added to a salads, vegetables such as green beans, and stir fried dishes.  Although almonds are high in healthy nutrients, they are also high in fat, so limit yourself to a handful per day.

Grape juice and red wine (especially shiraz and pinot noir) also contain valuable cholesterol lowering properties.  One small glass per day is all you need.

Finally, olive oil is another food which  promotes the lowering of cholesterol.  It is easy to include in salad dressings and sauces.  You should also use it in place of other oils when frying foods.

These foods, when added to your daily diet, can be a valuable part of your cholesterol lowering program.  But remember to have your cholesterol checked during your annual health checkup to make sure you are staying on track.

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