Vegetables and fruits are rich in cholesterol-lowering antioxidants that help in keeping you healthy. Try to add these vegetables and fruits that will most certainly help keep your cholesterol in check.
Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, which help fights against the build-up of cholesterol on the artery walls. It has a higher level of lycopene in cooked tomatoes.
Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils are rich in fiber and a good portion of which are the heart-healthy soluble type. You can also use them as a low-fat replacement for animal protein, that contains saturated fat.
Onions help lower blood pressure. It also contain sulphides that help reduce the risk of stomach and colon cancer. You can choose to eat them raw or cooked for its benefits.
Cabbage is rich in powerful antioxidants. You can choose to try a red cabbage and kale salad, added with garlic, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of orange juice.
Soy beans are rich in calcium, iron, vitamin B and contains antioxidants that reduce the bad cholesterol or LDL and increase good cholesterol or HDL.
Oranges contain pectin, that help traps cholesterol and carries it out of your body, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream and can contribute to clogged arteries. A medium-sized orange provides about 2-3 grams of soluble fiber, folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Grapes contain quercetin, which prevents LDL or bad cholesterol from clogging the arteries.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants than any other food. Cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are a close second. These antioxidants help in fighting cellular aging.
Grapefruit and Avocado
Avocado and grapefruit contains glutathione, an antioxidant that help neutralize free radicals.