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Foods That Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Foods That Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Managing Your Cholesterol By Adjusting Your Diet

The foods you eat are important when it comes to looking after your cardiovascular health. Learn more about which foods can help you to keep your cholesterol levels under control.

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. That your body uses to build new cells and make vitamins and hormones. Your body is able to naturally produce all of the cholesterol that it needs to perform these functions; however, you also take in cholesterol through the foods you eat.


There are two types of cholesterol that you take in from the foods you eat:

  • LDL (Bad Cholesterol): Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol contributes to fatty buildup in the arteries.
  • HDL (Good Cholesterol): High-density lipoprotein cholesterol carries LDL away from the arteries and to the liver to be broken down.

HDL Foods to Include in Your Diet

Try adding these foods to your shopping list to keep your cholesterol at a healthy level.

  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Chia seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Green tea
  • Kale
  • Legumes
  • Mackerel
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Pears
  • Prunes
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Spinach
  • Whole grains

Cardiovascular Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your cardiovascular health, your Parrish Healthcare Cardiovascular team are experts in the art of healing your heart, lungs, and veins.


If you have heart-related health concerns, take our HeartAware Health Risk Assessment or call 321-268-6111 to schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists.