8. Stop Frying Your Foods
If you stop frying your foods, you’ll stop eating so much fat. This will bring your LDL levels down. Instead, broil or steam your meats and vegetables. Additionally, look carefully at the meat you buy. Always buy ‘select’ cuts rather than ‘prime’ or ‘choice’ cuts.
9. Try Red Yeast Rice
Very popular in China, red yeast rice is a fermented product that stops cholesterol from synthesizing. Monascus purpureus is the fermenting agent that does the trick. By taking a 2400 mg supplement of red yeast rice a day, you can drop your LDL by 26% in just two months. You can find red yeast rice in pharmacies and health food stores.
CAUTION: Do not take if you are taking a statin drug, certain antidepressants, or antifungal medications. Check with your doctor if you are on any of these medications.
10. Eat More Nuts
Eating nuts is a great way to lower your cholesterol levels. This is particularly true of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds. These nuts contain both fiber and plant sterols. Walnuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids, making them a perfect choice for lowering cholesterol.