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How to lower Cholesterol | New Jersey Health Federation
For people battling high cholesterol, choosing meals wisely can be a challenge, but it is essential. Restaurants, parties, even an office potluck may present unhealthy temptations. But simple dietary modifications can help you eliminate those unhealthy choices: Reduce sugar and flour. Recent research indicates that added sweeteners and flour-based carbohydrates, which are far too abundant in the American diet, are major contributors to obesity and heart disease. Be aware of the flour-based foods that may seem less obvious, such as breads, tortilla chips and cereals, as they are all high carbohydrate foods. Avoid trans-fat. Stay away from items that list "hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil" on the label, especially snack foods such as chips or popcorn. Try baked or air-popped versions instead. Use fresh garlic regularly in your meals. Garlic has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. Drink green tea daily. The antioxidants in green tea help lower cholesterol and prevent