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  • Understanding Your Cholesterol Report
  • Avoid a Cholesterol Drug Interaction
  • Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Nutrition & Exercise

  • A Guide to Heart-Healthy Grains
  • 12 Weeks to a Healthier You
  • Factor in Fitness to Fight High Cholesterol
  • How to Find Your Target Heart Rate During Exercise

Staying Healthy

  • The Deadly Combo: High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol
  • Beyond Your Heart: The Other Risks of High Cholesterol

For Women Only

  • High Cholesterol: The Gender Gap
  • Cholesterol and Your Sex Life
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7 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Eat well to help your heart

1. "Good" Fats and Oils

Got "good" fats? Monounsaturated fats in particular can help reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of unhealthy saturated or trans fats. You'll find these heart-healthy fats in foods such as avocados, peanut butter and nuts like hazelnuts, almonds and pecans. Vegetable oils such as olive, canola and peanut are also rich in monounsaturates. Don't go overboard, though—all fats, even healthy ones, are high in calories. A handful of nuts or 2 tablespoons of olive oil, for instance, is all you need to help your heart.

Juhie Bhatia


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