These are the allies in your ‘battle’ with cholesterol

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High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is a cardiovascular risk factor and can affect all age groups. However, its installation can be prevented through a healthy diet and an active lifestyle that includes intensive exercise.

Below you can find some foods able to reduce the LDL cholesterol level, which you should definitely consider including in your diet!

Beer

Believe it or not, beer is a source of soluble fiber and, consumed with moderation (330 ml/day for women and 660 ml/day for men) can increase the good cholesterol level.

According to nutritionists, the good cholesterol level in your blood increase while consuming this delicious beverage. Specifically, scientific studies has show that a glass of beer per day can increase HDL cholesterol, but also has the ability to reduce LDL, the bad one.

Soy

Soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk) are also great for reducing cholesterol levels. Because it doesn’t contain any, but it does have isoflavone and protein with specific cholesterol-lowering properties, 25 grams or soy milk per day can have some amazing effects on your body.

Olive oil

Being an important source of antioxidants, as it contains at least three types (lutein, polyphenols and beta-carotene) olive oil is the ideal ally in your struggle with cholesterol.

The polyphenols are antioxidants which prevent the oxidation of lipoproteins, thus preventing the formation of LDL in blood vessels. According to nutritionists, two tablespoons of olive oil per day are ideal for anybody who wants to maintain a healthy heart.