February 26, 2016

    There are just as many foods out there that are good for your cholesterol levels as there are bad. Finding and incorporating these good ingredients into your daily routine is the tricky part. However, some are simple to acquire and even easier to mix in with your meals. Look for these 3 foods at your local grocery store to maintain low cholesterol levels.

  1. Beans

    Beans are great to incorporate into all meals, as well as an awesome snack. They are rich in fiber and keep you feeling fuller much longer, allowing you to consume less, ultimately losing weight. About one serving for beans accounts for 1/3 of your daily amount of fiber. Beans are also perfect for versatility. There are many kinds, as well as options for preparation.

    Beans
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  2. Oats

    Oats are a perfect solution not only to lower cholesterol, but as a tasty breakfast solution. As breakfast is the most important meal, it can also be easy to skip when rushing to get to work or school. Oats require little preparation and can be combined with various fruits and nuts to make your breakfast versatile. One bowl of oatmeal per day can reduce total cholesterol by 8-23%. This ultimately results in a decreased risk for heart disease.

    Oats
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  3. Barley

    Barley, just like oats and beans, contains soluble fiber. This can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your body. One cup accounts for over 50% of your daily fiber. Barley is a cereal grain with a nut-like flavor. This grain can be incorporated in a variety of meals, including soups and salads.

    Barley
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