Health and Wellness : 7 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol and Bananas a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

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    7 Foods That Fight High Cholesterol



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    1. Beans. One of the richest sources of soluble fiber, beans are the new nutritional darlings in the anti-cholesterol fight. Soluble fiber binds cholesterol and its precursors in the digestive system and drags them out of the body before they get into circulation. A study published earlier this year in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that one serving daily of pulses (beans and legumes) was associated with a 5 percent drop in readings of LDL (so-called “bad” cholesterol).


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    Why Lots of Bananas a Day May Keep the Doctor Away


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    You can’t really eat too many bananas —
    Potassium has long been associated with lower blood pressure,” said Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, lead researcher and principal investigator at the Women’s Health Initiative of Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. But, she told Yahoo Health, “We think it goes above and beyond that, to a cellular level. Potassium is used in cellular function, and could be positively affecting the cells that line blood vessels.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/health/why-lots-of-bananas-a-day-may-keep-the-doctor-away-96721241027.html






     
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