3. Snack On Nuts
If you are a snacker by nature and looking for something nutritious to snack on which will lower cholesterol levels instead of increasing them, then why not try nuts. There are many varieties of nuts and they come prepared in different ways, giving nut enthusiasts a selection to choose from. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that people eating a handful of whole walnuts six days a week for a month successfully lowered their LDL cholesterol by 9.3%.
These super-healthy foods also contain other nutrients, such as vegetable protein, fiber, heart-healthy unsaturated fats, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, natural plant sterols, and other plant nutrients. Other options for nut lovers include almonds and cashews. Since nuts are also high in calories, it is advisable to manage portion sizes. Experts suggest a shot-and-a-half is a good portion size. Measure your portion using a shot glass.