May 27, 2024, 07:57 PM IST

Nuts and seeds to reduce bad cholesterol, boost good cholesterol

Jaisal Kaur

Almonds: Rich in essential oils, antioxidants, and vitamin E, Almonds reduce bad cholesterol.

Walnuts: This dry fruit is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds: One of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, this is vital for heart health and boosting good cholesterol. 

Oats: One kind of soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol levels is beta-glucan, which is present in enormous amounts in oats.

Hazelnut: Hazelnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that promote good cholesterol.

Pistachios: They are rich in phytosterols which is a natural cholesterol-reducing compound.

Cashews: They are best sources of minerals like zinc, copper, magnesium, selenium and vitamin K.