2 to 3 servings/day of soy protein; 2 servings/day of plant stanols or sterols found in products such as Benecol & Take Control margarine and lots of fiber especially from oat bran, psyllium & barley - can each lower LDL by up to 10%.
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Can Blueberries Reduce Belly Fat? Depression? Heart Disease?
In a study at the U of Michigan they found that blueberries may help reduce belly fat & the risk factors for cardiovascular disease & even metabolic syndrome. They seem to lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. They are high in Vitamin C and minerals and help the immune system. Naturally they act as an anti-depressant, blueberries improve digestion and may help in colon and ovarian cancers. Low calorie too! This sounds like a super food to me.
A daily dose of tomatoes lowers artery clogging LDL Cholesterol. Tomatoes, low sodium tomato juice,tomato soup, and tomato sauce can also keep blood sugar levels controlled. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and can help protect you from some cancers. About 21 calories for a small tomato you can consider this as an almost zero calorie food that helps your heart and diet.
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