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A portion of legumes a day

Do you eat lentils, peas or chickpeas? A serving of one of these legumes every day lowers LDL cholesterol.

Leumes for lower cholesterol LDL cholesterol is also known as the 'bad cholesterol'. A 180-gram serving of legumes every day lowers LDL cholesterol by 5 percent, research shows. The researchers think that the five percent decrease also means a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Prescribe legumes Legumes have already been recommended for lowering cholesterol, but without substantiated reasons. The scientists state that there is now evidence to prescribe legumes for high cholesterol.