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Fresh Produce Helps Lower Cholesterol

Most people don’t think much about their cholesterol levels—until their doctors ask them to. In your thirties or early forties, your doctor may suggest you get a baseline cholesterol check. If it turns up high, there are ways you can improve your cholesterol levels, including getting more exercise and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. In a study conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Family Heart Study, it was found that people who consumed more than four servings a day of fruits and vegetables had significantly lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol than people who consumed less than four servings a day.

  • Try to eat four-nine servings of produce every day.
  • Eat a wide variety of colors. According to the Five-A-Day Colorways program, you can maximize the benefits of eating produce by choosing as many different colored items as possible—different colors signify different nutrients and vitamins.
  • Avocados can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol.

A diet rich in Fresh1 produce will keep your heart and your whole body healthy. Try to eat at least five servings of fruit or vegetables every day.

 


 
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