Avocado is the richest among other fruits on the content of phytosterols. Phytosterol is a plant Sterol which can reduce blood cholesterol. With daily use six tablespoons or half of the fruit for three weeks the following will happen:
- significantly reduced the amount of triglycerides low density in the blood;
- decrease the percent of total cholesterol by 7%;
- increase the number of positive cholesterol (high density cholesterol) by 15%.
10 grams of olive oil contains 23 milligrams of phytosterols. This is the amount of steroid alcohol, which positively affects the level of blood cholesterol.
This oil is also recommended as a substitute for animal fat. With daily use one tablespoon of olive oil the amount of cholesterol is reduced by 19% within 6 months.
3. Red fish (salmon) - fish oil
This kind of fish has an equal content of omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids. These acids are capable of reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood, to normalize the levels of triglycerides, high and low density.
Medical organizations and many doctors strongly suggested to use fish oil for lowering cholesterol. Thus, there is active prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
4. A variety of berries - cranberry, Aronia, cranberry, pomegranate, grapes
These types contain a significant amount of polyphenols, which contribute to the production need cholesterol triglyceride high density). Enough to take 150 grams a day of these berries in various forms (juice or puree) to 2 months to raise the amount of positive cholesterol by 6%.
A favorite in this list is the cranberry juice. In the result of daily use during the month the level of positive cholesterol increases by 12%. In addition, cranberries contain many antioxidants, which help cleanse the body and prevent the formation of malignant tumors.