Foods That Fight High Cholesterol

Red Wine: High-fiber grapes in red wine can lower LDL cholesterol by 9-12%. Cooking with it reduces the need for extra fat in dishes.

Chocolate: Dark chocolate, rich in antioxidants, boosts HDL cholesterol by up to 24%. Get creative with grated chocolate over yogurt or fruit.

Garlic: Three cloves daily lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and fight infection. Roast a head for a delicious, standalone treat.

Oats: Beta-glucan in oats absorbs LDL cholesterol, lowering levels by over 5%. Add oats to baked goods or smoothies for benefits.

Green Tea: Compounds in green tea may lower LDL cholesterol. Use ground tea leaves as seasoning for subtle flavor and benefits.

Olive Oil: Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats in olive oil lower LDL cholesterol. Substitute it in recipes for saturated fats.

Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon raise HDL cholesterol. Incorporate it into dishes like clam chowder for heart health.

Almonds: Monounsaturated fats in almonds decrease LDL cholesterol by nearly 10%. Add them to cereal or cook with green beans.