10 Natural Cholesterol Lowerers

Focus on monounsaturated fats

Unsaturated fats have at least one double chemical link, which modifies how your body uses them. Monounsaturated fats have one double bond.

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Use polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3s

Polyunsaturated fats function differently than saturated fats due to their numerous double bonds. Polyunsaturated fats lower LDL cholesterol and heart disease risk.

Trans fats are hydrogenated unsaturated fats. This stabilizes vegetable oil unsaturated fats.

Avoid trans fat

Soluble fiber.

Plants' soluble fiber dissolves in water and is indigestible.

Exercise is heart-healthy. It improves fitness, fights obesity, and lowers LDL and raises HDL.


Stay fit.

Obesity raises cholesterol risk. 10 pounds of extra fat produces 10 milligrams of cholesterol daily. Fortunately, decreasing weight can lower cholesterol.

Avoid smoking.

Smoking causes heart disease in numerous ways. Changing cholesterol metabolism is one.

Moderate drinking

Today's health debates include alcohol's heart-protective effects. Alcohol in moderation may raise HDL cholesterol and lower heart disease risk.

Plant sterols and stanols

Multiple vitamins may lower cholesterol.Sterols and stanols are plant cholesterol. They absorb like cholesterol from the diet.

Fish oil and soluble fiber are proven to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Coenzyme Q10 may improve cholesterol, although its long-term effects are unknown.

Try vitamins.