10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

There's no getting around it -- what you eat does have an effect on your cholesterol. Focusing on what you can't eat, though, can be a real drag. Here are 10 foods that are on the "good" list for cholesterol.

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10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol
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Start With Oats

Perhaps the best-known cholesterol-lowering food is the humble oat. Inexpensive, versatile, and delicious, oats can be a powerful arsenal in your anticholesterol diet. A bowl of oatmeal (or an oat-based cereal, like Cheerios) can get your day started in the right direction. You can even incorporate oats into dessert, with oatmeal cookies or other similar tasty treats. The soluble fiber in oats acts like sponges, soaking up the cholesterol before it can be absorbed. As an added bonus, the fiber will help you feel fuller longer.

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How Is High Cholesterol Treated?

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Most Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol Medications

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