Try these 5 healthy drinks to keep cholesterol at bay

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A healthy diet plays a main role in keeping cholesterol levels normal. One needs to be aware of the nutritious value of the food that one eats each day to stay away from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Following a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, medical tests at proper intervals and a nutritious diet are significant in reducing high cholesterol. Here are some healthy drinks that could help reduce cholesterol levels.

Tomato juice

The lycopene in tomato can improve lipid levels and helps reduce bad cholesterol. The niacin and fibre in it too can help in controlling cholesterol levels. Tomato juice could be consumed twice or thrice a week.

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Green tea

Those who have high cholesterol should drink green tea. It is excellent to reduce obesity. The catechin and other antioxidants in green tea can reduce bad cholesterol. It is a healthy drink that could be included in your daily diet.

Anti-oxidants and flavonoids in green tea help rejuvenate and repair damaged cells in the body.

Cocoa drink

Cocoa is loaded with antioxidants like flavonoids that can reduce cholesterol. Mono-saturated fatty acids too are excellent for cholesterol patients. Dark chocolate which contains flavonoids could be mixed with hot milk to make the perfect hot chocolate.

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Soy milk

Instead of regular cow’s milk, try using soy milk that has less amount of saturated fats. Soy milk could be consumed by heart patients.

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Oat milk

Oat milk high in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre, helps in reducing bad cholesterol. Compared to regular milk, oat milk has more fibre and protein content. It could be included in the daily diet.  

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