Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol

Avoid animal fats

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(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier can help lower your cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:

  • Cut back on fatty meats, processed meats, poultry with skin and full-fat dairy products.
  • Eat more foods rich in soluble fiber, such as legumes, fruits, oats, barley, flaxseed and whole grains.
  • Eat at least one meat-free meal each week, opting instead for beans, tofu or nuts.
  • Lose any excess weight, even if it's a modest amount.

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