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9 fruits and vegetables that help prevent high cholesterol

Written By Dila Gebu on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | 09:30

Fruits and veggies are full of cholesterol-lowering antioxidants that will help keep you healthy. Check out these fruits and veggies that are most likely to keep your cholesterol in check





Cabbage

Cabbage is rich in powerful antioxidants. Try a red cabbage and kale salad, with garlic, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of orange juice.



Blueberries

Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other food. Cranberries, raspberries and strawberries are a close second. These antioxidants help fight cellular aging.



Avocado and Grapefruit

Avocado and grapefruit are rich in glutathione, an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals.



Carrots

Beta-carotene not only makes carrots colourful, it's also a powerful antioxidant.



Grapes

Quercetin, present in black grapes (and onions) prevents "bad" cholesterol (LDL) from clogging your arteries.



Onion

Not only do onions help lower blood pressure, they also contain sulphides that reduce the risk of colon and stomach cancer. Eat them both cooked and raw to reap the most benefits.



Soy beans

Rich in B vitamins, iron and calcium, soy contains antioxidants that reduce "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and increase good (HDL).



Tomatoes

The tomato is the best source of lycopene, which fights against the accumulation of cholesterol on the artery walls. It's levels are highest in cooked tomatoes.





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