Dry Fruits That Lower Your Cholesterol

1. Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts

    and other nuts is good for the heart. Eating 2 ounces of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL, on the order of 5%. Nuts have additional nutrients that protect the heart in other ways.

2. Roasted Soy Beans

Soy beans offer 5 grams of dietary fiber per serving. Their soluble fiber can help lower cholesterol levels. Try snacking on roasted soy beans or mixing them with your favorite dried fruit.

3. Raw Hazelnuts

These tasty raw hazelnuts provide soluble fiber and are a good source of protein. Try snacking on raw hazelnuts or chopping them up to add to whole grain quick breads or hot oatmeal.

4. Dried Apples

These fresh and chewy dried apples are one of the healthiest ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. They pack a hearty 5 grams of fiber per serving, so enjoy them straight out of the bag. You can also chop them up and toss them in baked goods, or add them as a topping to oatmeal.

5. Raisin

This sweet raisin medley combines five varieties of fresh and delicious raisins to impress your taste buds. Try packing along a serving of raisins for an on-the-go snack or mix them up with some of your favorite nuts.

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