Natural ways to reduce cholesterol - Vitabase Health

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Red Yeast Rice has been shown to lower bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. Individuals who consumed Red Yeast Rice experienced a 22.7 percent drop in total cholesterol after a study.

Other whole grains, such as barley. Barley and other whole grains, like oats and oat bran, can help reduce the risk of heart disease by providing soluble fibre.

Oils from vegetables. When cooking or at the table, using liquid vegetable oils like canola, sunflower, safflower, and others instead of butter, lard, or shortening helps decrease LDL.

Apples, grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits are just a few examples. Pectin, a form of soluble fibre that decreases LDL cholesterol, is abundant in several fruits.

Soybeans and meals produced from them, such as tofu and soy milk, were long advertised as an effective cholesterol-lowering food.

Fish can help lower LDL in two ways: by replacing meat, which contains LDL-boosting saturated fats, and by providing LDL-lowering omega-3 fats.

A tempting way to gain soluble fibre is through supplements. Psyllium, which is contained in Metamucil and other bulk-forming laxatives, provides around 4 grams of fiber in two tablespoons a day.