Dark chocolates, tea, nuts...food items that keep cholesterol at bay

Medical experts advise that it is better to avoid developing a situation in which cholesterol levels go up. However, many people are even reluctant to discuss the issue owing to extreme anxiety.

Fortunately, several readily available foods can keep cholesterol levels in check. Moreover, when people realize that cholesterol can be controlled without much difficulty, their apprehensions would vanish.

Dark chocolates

Surprisingly, dark chocolates are good to tackle cholesterol. Dark chocolates have three times the amount of antioxidants compared to plain chocolates. The antioxidants called flavonoids produce Nitric oxide, which helps reduce high blood pressure levels.


Nuts like pistachio, almond and cashew nut also can bring down LDL cholesterol level. This is possible as nuts contain monosaturated fats as well as Omega 3 fatty acids. As a result, a handful of nuts a day would not only reduce cholesterol but also prevent a heart attack.


The popular beverage, especially its varieties like green tea and black tea, is rich in antioxidants, the benefits of which were mentioned earlier.


Commonly referred to as ‘vegetable fat’, some types of margarine are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.


Research has proved that the nutrition obtained from soya is similar to that of meat and cheese. Daily intake of soya in moderate quantity can help cut LDL cholesterol level by up to 6 %.

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