Healthy Cholesterol: Whole Grain Tips for Reducing Cholesterol
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor at EatingWell. We're here in the Test Kitchen today to give you three tips on eating to help lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, the kind that helps lower cholesterol. So start your day with a bowl of oatmeal. You can sweeten it with a little bit of honey, a pinch of cinnamon and a handful of berries. Beans and lentils also have soluble fiber, and I like to make a simple lentil salad. I just squeeze some fresh lemon juice over cooked lentils and then I top it with some fresh herbs and chopped-up vegetables. Citrus fruits also have soluble fiber. And spiced oranges are a yummy dessert. You just make a little syrup with a little bit of orange juice, some lemon juice, a little bit of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Whisk it together and then I'm just going to pour it on top and serve it. For more tips on eating for healthy cholesterol, come to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.