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Here are 5 foods that may help keep your cholesterol levels in check.

What you eat may help lower your cholesterol, so eat more of the foods highlighted in this video:

Oats – Oatmeal and oat bran contain lots of soluble fiber, so your body may absorb less cholesterol.

Apples – Apples, grapes and strawberries are rich in pectin, a type of fiber that lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Avocados – The monounsaturated fats in avocados help reduce bad cholesterol levels.

Watermelon – The lycopene that makes watermelon red has cholesterol-lowering properties.

Cold Water Fish – With high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon, tuna and trout may lower triglycerides.


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