Are There Alternative Treatments for High Cholesterol?

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I think we all wish that there was a quick fix and an easy way that we can get our cholesterols down, but the truth of the matter is, the diet and exercise is probably the safest way. There are multiple different alternative medicines out there, or vitamins that we can consider in decreasing cholesterol, but they might not be as helpful, or they might have some risk. We don't exactly know.

I will tell you first and foremost, eating a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes, and fish, that's probably your first step, and then adding exercise to that is the best way to decrease your cholesterol. But eating things like nuts, and avocados that can help too. On the lining on the outside of a nut there's something called plant sterols, and that's been shown to decrease your cholesterol.

You can find plant sterols also in some spreads that you can eat, but this is part of a heart healthy diet. I would recommend to getting from the food better than getting it from the pill because that way you know exactly what's going in your mouth.