5ways to lower your choles­terol

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Check the Scale

• Los­ing a few pounds a week can lower your LDL choles­terol.

Fill Up on Fiber

• Beans, berries and bran ce­re­als are good sources of di­etary fiber, which can lower LDL lev­els by about 5%.

Cut Out Trans Fats

• High lev­els of trans fats are found in par­tially hy­dro­genated oils used in cook­ies, donuts, pop­corn and mar­garine. So pay at­ten­tion to food la­bels.

Eat More Fish

• Wild salmon, sar­dines, oys­ters and other fish can give you the ben­e­fits of omega-3 fats and re­duce your in­take of the sat­u­rated fat found in red meat.

Re­lax

• Med­i­tate, lis­ten to mu­sic, read a book or just walk around the block to re­duce stress lev­els.

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