By: ET Online Best Indian foods to reduce cholesterol levels

Apr 7, 2023

What is cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood that the body needs to perform important functions. However, high LDL, known as bad cholesterol, can cause heart issues.Image Source: iStock

What to eat

Excess cholesterol production can be controlled by having the right diet. Here are some food items found in the Indian kitchen that can reduce it.Image Source: iStock

Methi seeds

Methi or fenugreek seeds help in prevention of accumulation of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body. It is also rich in fibres.Image Source: iStock


Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. These help in lowering cholesterol levels and keeping the heart healthy.Image Source: iStock


Garlic has a bioactive component called allicin, which prohibits plaque development and lowers triglycerides. Having one clove a day in the morning will reduce cholesterol.Image Source: iStock

Green tea

The antioxidants and catechin in green tea helps to reduce cholesterol accumulation and also reduces the circulating levels.Image Source: iStock


Soybeans and tofu milk have high fibre and protein content that keep cholesterol levels in check.Image Source: iStock


Bhindi or okra is high in soluble fibres and low in calories. Consuming it regularly will reduce cholesterol levels.Image Source: iStock


Beta glucan, the soluble fibre present in oats, helps extraordinarily to lower bad cholesterol.Image Source: iStock

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