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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Walnuts towards the end of a meal can help prevent the hazards that fatty food can do to the arteries and I just read that walnuts can help with back pain...they are very low in sugar and high in dietary fiber and lower the blood cholesterol levels by lowering the LDL ...Walnuts are good for your mood and 7 Walnuts halves can be good for your heart and arteries. How about a walnut raspberry salad? Yum
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.
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