What foods can help you remove cholesterol?

Can certain foods actually remove cholesterol? Like oatmel?


  • colton j

    Oatmeal , beans, fruits and vegetable
    Try these suggestions for lowering cholesterol, without sacrificing taste
    Eat a fibre-rich breakfast such as oatmeal, wholegrain muffins and/or fruit. Read cereal box nutrition labels to choose one with five grams or more of fibre per serving. Oat bran and rice bran are the most effective.
    Switch to whole grains. Choose wholegrain breads, crackers, bagels, muffins, waffles and pancakes.
    Eat legumes (beans) at least three times a week. Try bean soup, cold bean salad, hoummos sandwiches and black bean dip as snacks. Soy protein is especially effective, so be sure to include plenty. Even soya milk, tofu and textured soy protein are good.
    Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. One at breakfast, one veggie (e.g. carrot sticks, tomato slices) and one fruit (e.g. orange sections, apple) at lunch, and one salad and one cooked vegetable at dinner…that makes an easy five.
    Choose whole fruit, skin included, instead of juice. Juice is the fruit with all the fibre removed.
    Eat garlic. Cooked or raw garlic both contain compounds that help lower your liver’s production of cholesterol.
    Other good foods include raw onion, salmon, olive oil, almonds, walnuts and avocados (the latter five are all high in fat, but most of it is monounsaturated fat which helps to improve cholesterol).
    Eat plenty of foods that contain the natural antioxidants: vitamins C and E: Rich in Vitamin C Rich in Vitamin ERed and green peppers Cantaloupe Sunflower seeds WalnutsStrawberries Papaya Almonds PeanutsOranges Grapefruit juice Wheatgerm SoybeansBroccoli Brussel sprouts Wheatgerm oil Soybean oil
    Studies show that a little bit of wine or beer helps cholesterol levels. Binge drinking is not effective, but light to moderate drinking through the week is.

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  • Marty K

    Yes, oatmeal.

  • chishru

    yes, oatmeal really works. it worked wonders for my parents.

  • Monzi

    Yes, oatmeal and other food rich in fiber.Also try green tea.

  • nora22000

    Soluble fiber removes cholesterol. Oat bran, barley, and tofu contain the kinds of fiber you need.

    Oatmeal works because it has oat bran in it. Eat at least a full cup per day to see any benefit.

  • irina k

    Cayan paper.

  • ingrid s

    oatmeal, garlic, onions, jalopeneos. the rest to remove/lower your cholesterol is to watch what you eat-intake- and to read the labels.also, OJ’s like Tropicana or Minutemaid the ones that have the lowering choleterol and something else on it, and cheerios.

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  • sunshine

    whole grains such as cereal and oatmeal do work. also tomatoes are great for cholesterol. any vegies are good…they might not actually remove the cholesterol, but they will keep it down if you eat more vegies than meats and junk food. you have to watch your nutritional facts on the back of products and add up your numbers. anyone with cholesterol problems should half their numbers. for example: a person w/out high cholesterol can eat 2000 calories, but a person w/ high cholesterol should only eat 1000. same for fat, trans fat, and saturated fat….half the daily allowance. this is easiest done if you eat lots of fruit and vegies!

  • Clout

    Raw Oat Bran is super at this. I took a cup of Oat Bran a day for 6 months and cut my cholesterol from 256 to 178.

    Oat meal has a lesser effect but it’s still good. Beans and high-fibre things in combination with a removal of Fatty food from your diet can really drop the cholesterol, but there’s a genetic component to the Cholesterol level as well.
    All sorts of grains can help lower cholesterol.

    Dairy products have the opposite effect.
    Don’t eat Liver and don’t eat Eggs. The liver manufactures cholesterol.

    If you take Oat Bran but don’t remove the other bad stuff from your diet your cholesterol won’t go down nearly as much but it will still go down.

  • lapalma

    tomato’s, garlic

  • Cheerios claims to.

  • kongchai

    Oatmeal is a fiber and it helps to prevent the body from absorbng the cholesterol from the food. However, only about 20 % of the total cholesterol comes from the food we take, the rest is produce by our body. To help the body produce less cholesterol cut down your carbohydrates.

  • Chefed#1

    Salmon,Oatmeal,Garlic ,Flax seed oil ,lecithin and lots of RAW vegetables ( salads )
    If your chloresterol is high you should see your Doctor about starting you on Statins.

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  • jen t

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  • crazy_daisy

    hey hun…..POPCORN! belive it or not lol….im not a big oatmeal eater but i have found that the kind you fix on the stove (air popped) is great… and it only has 15 calories…so eat up bud….love daisy

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