Seventy-one million Americans have high cholesterol, but only one-third of them have the condition under control. September is National Cholesterol Education Month — a good time to resolve the matter.
A great way to do that is by eating the right kinds of foods. Avocado, garlic, dark chocolate, mushrooms, oats, walnuts, salmon and other fatty fish, legumes and olive oil all contribute to lowering bad cholesterol.
But food is just part of the story, you must also reduce your table salt intake, drink alcohol in moderation, stay away from processed junk food plus watch food labels and watch your approach.
If after a couple of months nothing changes look again and prepare to make the appropriate changes.