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With al the recent news about goods that can lower your “bad” cholesterol and raise your “good” cholesterol, it’s hard to know what to eat if you want healthier cholesterol levels. That’s why we’ve put together this chart of the five of the top ingredients in foods that have been clinically been proven to reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or “bad” cholesterol levels, and/or raise HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or “good” cholesterol levels. Stock up on these items on your next trip to the supermarket, and you may see some improvement at you next cholesterol check. Be sure to speak with your doctor about starting any new diet or if you have questions about your cholesterol.


*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

** Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Meta products, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol levels may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. Consult a doctor if you are planning to take Meta products as part of a cholesterol lowering program.

^ Whorwell Clinical Trial, UK 2006. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;101(7):1581-90