Half a clove (900mg) of raw garlic a day can reduce cholesterol by 9-12 percent. (8,9) Raw garlic is ideal for salad dressings, soups, and sandwiches.

Garlic

A half-cup of almonds can lower cholesterol by 10%, according to research. (10,11) In a dose-response study, a quarter cup of almonds reduced cholesterol by 5% and a half cup by 10%.

Almonds

Lycopene gives fruits and vegetables their crimson colour. Tomatoes, watermelon, and other lycopene-rich foods contain it.

Lycopene Foods

Studies show walnuts and pistachios reduce cholesterol. Especially when nuts replace saturated fats. 30 grammes of walnuts reduce cholesterol.

Walnuts and Pistachios

Barley bran decreases cholesterol, especially when used as a wheat alternative. Barley noodles, flour, or pearl barley can replace wheat.

Whole Barley

Dark chocolate's plant sterols and cocoa flavanols lower cholesterol by 2-5%. Plant sterols (phytosterols), found in all plants, reduce LDL cholesterol by up to 16%.

Dark Chocolate

In East Asia, green tea is considered to wash fat out of the body. Green tea lowers cholesterol by 2-5 percent, according to studies.

Green Tea

Changing to olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, and avocados reduces LDL cholesterol.

Olive oil

50 grammes of flax seeds a day reduces LDL cholesterol in healthy young adults by 8% (6), while 38 grammes a day reduces LDL.

Flax Seeds

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