2. Consume more fiber rich foods
It is recommended to opt for more fiber rich foods since soluble fiber can directly impact LDL levels by lowering them. Soluble fiber helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol into the blood stream. This type of fiber is made up of pectin and gums, sticky substances which make a gel-like formation in the presence of liquid. The gel then binds with cholesterol and eliminates it from the body.
Fiber is found only in foods of plant origin with optimal sources being fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains.