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Consider Fortified Foods
If your cholesterol is high, you may benefit from eating foods that are enriched with plant sterols and stanols. Small amounts of these substances occur naturally in many grains, soybeans, nuts, and legumes. Studies have shown that sterols help block cholesterol absorption and may significantly reduce LDL. Foods fortified with added plant sterols are now widely available, and include orange juice, breakfast cereals, cooking oils and yogurt.