Best Carbs to Lower Cholesterol

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A cup of oatmeal or cold oat-based cereal like Cheerios for breakfast is a simple first step to decreasing cholesterol. 1–2 g soluble fiber Another half-gram from a banana or strawberry


In addition to reducing the risk of heart disease, barley and other whole grains are high in soluble fiber.

Barley and other whole grains

Soluble fiber is found in these two low-calorie vegetables.

Eggplant and okra

Soluble fiber is abundant in beans. So you feel fuller for longer after eating them. In part, beans help people lose weight.


Numerous studies demonstrate that almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and other nuts are excellent for the heart. 2 oz. nuts per day can reduce LDL by 5%.


Their pectin content reduces LDL cholesterol.

Apples, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits

A diet low in saturated fats and saturated fats can decrease LDL.

Vegetable oils

Studies reveal a milder effect. Tofu or 2 1/2 cups soy milk with 25 grams soy protein can reduce LDL by 5%-6%.


Drizzling LDL-lowering omega-3 fatty acids on top of two servings of fish per week can help reduce LDL.

Fatty fish

Taken as a supplement, soluble fiber isn't very appealing Metamucil and other bulk-forming laxatives contain psyllium, which provides 4 grams of soluble fiber per teaspoon daily.

Fiber supplements