Dr Oz: Cholesterol Lowering Foods
Dr Oz brought out Dr. William Li, who gave you the foods that can help reduce your cholesterol. Dr. Li stated that even some of these foods are actually as powerful as medicine.
Foods to Help Lower Your Cholesterol:
Dr Oz: Mustard Greens Lower Cholesterol
-Mustard greens: the leaves of mustard greens are of the same plant whose seeds are used to make Dijon mustard.
Mustard greens also contain sulforaphane, which is an organosulfur compound that exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties. To get the full benefits from your greens, eat 1 C of raw mustard greens or ½ C of cooked greens per day. Doing so will help you lower your cholesterol by 15%.
Dr Oz: Dark Meat Chicken Lowers Cholesterol
-Dark chicken- You’ve heard about white poultry meat better being for you, but as Dr. Li pointed out, dark chicken meat is actually better for your heart and can reduce your chances of a heart attack. Get the full benefits by eating 4 oz per day.
Dr Oz: Persimmon Lowers Cholesterol
-Persimmon- this a sweet fruit that looks like a tomato and protects against heart disease. Persimmon also helps you reduce your risk of atherosclerosis by 20%. To maximize your benefits, eat 1 persimmon per day. (Caveat: Eat it like an orange and don’t eat the skin. Also, be sure to wash it off.) Bonus: persimmon also helps fight belly fat. (Great, I’ll take a box!)
Dr Oz: Pistachios Lower Cholesterol
-Pistachios- these nuts are one of Dr Oz’s faves. Pistachios are packed with the antioxidant, lutein. To reduce your cholesterol by 11%, eat 1/3 C per day.
Dr Oz: Glucomannan Lowers Cholesterol
Dr Oz Bonus Tip: Take 3 g of glucomannan supplement per day to lower your cholesterol by 20%.