Diet for lowering cholesterol

Diet for lowering cholesterol

Cholesterol has an old connection with human heart and as such maintaining it in normal levels is necessary for its well being. Well it is not that cholesterol is entirely detrimental to human body. It is essential for maintaining cell membranes and thereby establishing communication at cellular level. Further it is necessary for generation of hormones in human body. Cholesterol produced in human body has two distinct categories known as HDL and LDL. HDL stands for High density cholesterol and is rich in protein as compared to cholesterol. LDL or Low density cholesterol is rich in cholesterol content as compared to protein. This is usually known as bad cholesterol. LDL has weak membrane and often blocks the pathway of blood and as a result causes blockage in arteries.

Foods rich in LDL

Certain food items containing refined carbohydrate may cause body inflammation and eventually clot in blood stream. Thus in long run it creates blockage in blood pathway and hence should be avoided.

Foods to lower cholesterol levels

If someone is having high cholesterol level in blood then it can be reduced by including certain food items in diet.


  • Consuming fruits like Orange is quite beneficial for lowering cholesterol. It contains a fiber that restricts cholesterol from getting absorbed in blood stream and carries it out of the body.

  • Lentils and beans are quite good for maintaining healthy heart. These are considered as good animal protein substitute.

  • Sardines are quite useful in lower LDL in blood. It is rich in Omega-3 that helps in preventing artery blockage by reducing the triglyceride level in blood.


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