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How to Eat Foods that Reduce Cholesterol

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Know what foods reduce bad cholesterol in your body Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get a cholesterol level test Get a cholesterol level test from a medical professional to learn if your "bad" and "good" cholesterol levels are balanced at medically acceptable levels. Step 2: Eat food with soluble fiber Eat food containing soluble fiber such as whole grain bread and pasta, beans, and soy products. Soluble fiber helps move cholesterol through the intestines. Step 3: Eat mostly unsaturated fats Eat mostly "good" or unsaturated fats found in nuts and avocados -- or cook with vegetable oils like olive, canola, and corn oil. Step 4: Avoid saturated fats Avoid saturated fats. Most ingested cholesterol comes from animal and dairy products. Select lean meat with minimal visible fat. Drink nonfat milk. Tip Consider going vegan, which means giving up all animals products, including meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Many people have seen their cholesterol levels drop after going vegan. Step 5: Get food recommendations Get specific cholesterol-lowering food recommendations from authoritative resources like the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association. Did You Know? In 1963, ventriloquist Paul Winchell patented an artificial heart considered a prototype for Jarvik-7, the first successfully implanted artificial heart.
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