Cholesterol is a waxy substance that the body uses to make cells and hormones. HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are two different types of cholesterol. When LDL cholesterol increases, serious health problems such as stroke or heart attack threaten.
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1. Green Tea
Green tea contains catechins and other antioxidant compounds that help lower LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. In a 2015 study, scientists gave mice drinking water infused with catechins and epigallocatechin gallate, another beneficial antioxidant in green tea.
After 56 days, the scientists saw that cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels had reduced by about 14.4% and 30.4% in the two groups of mice fed a high-cholesterol diet.
Black tea can also have a positive impact on cholesterol, but to a lesser extent than green tea. This is mainly because the different amounts of catechins in tea mean the body absorbs fluids differently.
2. Soy Milk