Medicalanswers reported this information, reports URA-Inform.
Elevated blood cholesterol levels increase the risk of cardiovascular diseaseBritish doctors have named the two best foods for reducing high cholesterol levels – salmon fish and almonds.
Studies have shown that consuming 20-170 g daily can reduce lipids in 4-16 weeks.
«Almonds may help lower a person's total cholesterol levels (high-density lipoprotein – HDL), although it is not entirely clear how exactly they do this. Probably, its components – fiber, flavonoids, and unsaturated fats – have hypolipidemic properties, experts noted.
The salmon family (salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, nelma, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, omul, char and others) is especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are a healthy type of fat. It has been proven that eating fish saturated with them improves the indicators of «good» cholesterol – HDL, which is the best natural cleaner of plaque from arteries.
«HDL literally sweeps away fatty deposits from the walls of the arteries, preventing the development of atherosclerosis. Nutritionists and medical experts advise consuming at least 2 servings of fish per week,” doctors summarized.
Recall that it was previously reported that unexpected foods that harm blood vessels have been named: they are in everyone’s diet.