The secret to a properly controlled cholesterol level lies in our diet

Oats

Oats contain soluble fiber which lowers the level of bad cholesterol or the low density lipoproteins. Soluble fibers hinder the absorption of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Soy

Soy is very effective in managing cholesterol level in the body. " Analyses show that the effect is more modest

Whole grains

Whole grains higher in soluble, or viscous, fiber aid in the reduction of serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations.

Beans

Legumes like beans are known to lower cholesterol levels in the body. A study from Canada found 5 percent reduction in bad cholesterol with one serving of legumes a day

Vegetable oils

Using vegetable oils like sunflower oil reduces the risk of cholesterol. In order to cut down the risk one should switch from other fats like butter to healthy oils

Fatty Fish

It is also a healthier alternative for those who consume meat; as meat contains saturated fats which boost the level of bad cholesterol.

Okra

As per reports, the thick gel-like substance found in Okra binds to the cholesterol and removes it from the body instead of giving it a chance to be absorbed by the body.