Surprising Everyday Habits That Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Load up on nuts

Bowls of nuts

Nuts are a great snack. | Margouillatphotos/iStock/Getty Images

Part of adjusting your habits to lower your cholesterol is getting rid of the polysaturated fats and replacing them with polyunsaturated fats. The best way to do this is to stop snacking on processed foods like cookies and crackers, and reach for a handful of nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and other legumes pack protein and healthy fats (more on those in just a bit) which help reduce your cholesterol levels.

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