We live in a society where we have more of the wrong kinds of foods available to us in more places than any other society on earth. Cakes, pies, candy, soda, heavy gravy meals and such all contribute to a difficult diet for our bodies to deal with. It is no wonder that we have an epidemic of people who have too much of the wrong type of cholesterol in their bodies. All you have to do is study what people eat, and you have your answer.
Oatmeal is a great food to eat in order to lower your bad cholesterol. This is the low-density lipoprotein, or LDL. Too much of that and you begin to clog up. Oatmeal is a soluble fiber which means that it turns into a liquid mass that soaks up the LDL cholesterol like a sponge, and carries it on out of our bodies through the digestive system.
Soluble fiber actually reduces the cholesterol that is absorbed into your bloodstream. This is very helpful, as you don't have to take harsh cholesterol medication now, to reduce your cholesterol. Other foods that are good soluble fiber are kidney beans, apples, barley, pears, and prunes.
If you eat fatty fish like salmon, trout, this can also help to reduce the LDL cholesterol in our systems. It has high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which reduces our blood pressure and reduces the chances of forming blood clots. Supplements that contain Omega-3 fatty acids can be taken as well to supply this needed ingredient.
If you eat a handful of nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachio nuts, and walnuts, you will also get a good supply of Omega 3 fatty acids. Nuts, however, are high in calories, so just a handful a day will do, and you will reap good benefits from that.