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How to "lower" cholesterol levels with food

Okay . . . so today . . . we're going to talk about the best food choices for helping to "reset" the body to "lower" its cholesterol.

And first up , , , Raw "almonds" . . . now mind you . . . I'm not talking about roasted, flavored or processed . . . I'm talking about just a plain old "raw" almond.

And why are they so good???

Well . . . they have the ability to "raise" our HDL (good) cholesterol and "lower" our LDL (bad) cholesterol, which prevents LDL from clogging arteries.

NOTE: please be mindful about quantity on this one because they are also high in calories.

Next up . . . "Avocados". Now . . . avocados are a monounsaturated fat and high in "fiber", which again "raises" HDL (good) cholesterol and "lowers" LDL and triglycerides.

"Beans and legumes" - are "high" in protein and "fiber" which improves cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.

"Blueberries" - help to keep arteries clear by reducing blood levels of LDL because they help support liver function. Which as we know . . . is vital for removing "bad" cholesterol from the body.

"Dark leafy greens" - such as kale and spinach are rich in the amino acid called "lutein" and other carotenoids. And they have the ability to lower the risk of heart disease.

You see . . . the high amount of "antioxidants" in these foods bind to bile acid made in the liver that are released during digestion. And with this . . . the bile acid binding now aids food in lowering LDL cholesterol in the body.

"Lutein" lowers levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol to prevent it from accumulating in the arteries.