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7 Super Foods to Improve Cholesterol

By Peter Jaret, February/March 2006

Whole foods and great recipes for a healthy heart.

5. Beans & Lentils

From a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, LDL “bad” cholesterol levels fell almost twice as far in those volunteers on a low-fat diet who added beans and lentils (along with more whole grains and vegetables) to the menu.

• Experiment with beans in soups, salads, and dips. Tuck them into burritos, lasagnas and casseroles.

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