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If you suffer from high cholesterol, you know it’s an uphill battle to learn, find, and eat the right foods. It’s just one more thing to add the the list of chores throughout your day; but if you’re going to do it, don’t be the lazy dieter who believes they’re “Controlling” their diet by having one scoop of ice cream instead of the usual three. It’s time to make a change, and you can start by adding these three healthy alternatives to your daily diet routine.

Oats

If you are looking to lower your cholesterol, switching up your morning breakfast foods can be a great start. By including about five to ten grams of oats into the start of your day could spark a change in that cholesterol in no time. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. What is it about oats that help reduce cholesterol? Beta-glucan is a key substance in oats that absorbs the Low-density lipoprotein.

Nuts

Looking for a snack food that helps minimize cholesterol when you are having that unforgiving craving? Studies show you need to get cracking! Walnuts, almonds, and other nuts can help in lowering cholesterol. Eating about 1.5 oz a day can reduce your risk of heart problems, however, be sure to be cautious of how much considering they are high in calories so, try not to overindulge.

Fish

Omega-3 fatty acids are types of polyunsaturated fats found in fatty fish. The Omega-3 fats are proven to reduce blood pressure and lessen the risk of acquiring blood clots. Amongst the fatty fish include: halibut, salmon, sardines, and albacore tuna and many more. What is it about the Omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce your cholesterol? For one our bodies do not create this so it is essential to get it some way. By incorporating this into your diet can help reduce your triglyceride levels which in return helps decrease that nasty cholesterol.

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