Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart
Stay young at heart by changing the way you eat.
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Opt for Whole Grains
Hungry for bread, cereal or pasta? Choose oatmeal, whole grain pasta, bran, brown rice and other whole grains. They're more nutritious than refined white flour and are loaded with LDL-lowering soluble fiber. Eating 5 to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber every day decreases both your total and LDL cholesterol. Sound like a lot? Just 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides a whopping 6 grams of fiber. And if you add bananas, you'll add about 4 more grams of fiber.