Lower LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
High cholesterol? A recent study shows that certain foods can reduce artery-clogging LDL-cholesterol by flushing out fat and cholesterol.Knock down your LDL-cholesterol with
- a handful of nuts every day – any kind of nuts will do
- soy foods – try tofu, soy nuts, veggie burgers, edamame and soy milk
- “sticky” fibers such as oats and barley... For oats: oatmeal, homemade granola, oatmeal muffins, oats in meatballs and meatloaf… For barley: cooked barley cereal, barley soup, cold barley salad with celery, onions and spinach, and hot barley (instead of rice) as a side dish.
- natural plant sterols - they’re found in nuts, veggies and fruits, and legumes. Hmm, sounds like a vegetarian diet to me…
The most commonly prescribed medications in this country are the statin drugs, such as Lipitor. In fact, millions of prescriptions have been written in 2011. Holy cow! For many folks, however, medications can be eliminated or reduced by simply making healthier food choices to lower cholesterol.These high-fiber muffins have cooked two ingredients that can lower cholesterol - barley and chopped cashews: