High Cholesterol Causes

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2. Limited Good Foods

The body needs good dietary fat that helps keep HDL high and LDL low. Fish and several types of nuts, including walnuts, almonds and peanuts, help lower LDL as they contain healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids.

Whole grains contain plenty of fibers, which help combat high cholesterol. Fiber-rich foods like oatmeal and beans work to flush extra cholesterol. A diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, cooked legumes and grains is rich in stanols or sterols. These compounds can help reduce the body's cholesterol absorption.4‘5 foods that fight high cholesterol.’ Harvard Health Publishing, 15 Feb. 2021, https://www.health.

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