Saturday, August 23, 2014

Easy Way to Reduce Cholesterol

Try eating a small serving of beans or other legumes each day
to reduce cholesterol, which results in a lower risk of heart
disease. An analysis of 26 studies found that consuming 3/4 cup
of peas, chickpeas, lentils, or beans per day lead to a 5 percent
drop in LDL cholesterol. John Sevenpiper, MD, PhD, who led
the review, said the LDL reaction would translate to a 5 to 6
percent drop in the risk of cardiovascular disease. He also said
the average American diet includes less than an ounce of legumes
per day. "We have to think of this as one more way of lowering
cholesterol and achieving cardiovascular benefit."
-Natural Choices Magazine, August 2014