Green tea,flaxseed,chocolate good for lowering cholesterol

ISLAMABAD: High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but certain foods may help lower cholesterol and protect heart, expert said.

Dietician Patricia Bannan, American author of “Eat Right When Time is Tight”, believes one of the best foods is strawberries, which contain heart- healthy substances to inhibit cholesterol absorption, Radio Pakistan reported quoting Xinhua .

Lean beef is another food that is great for cholesterol. Eating lean beef every day could reduce bad cholesterol levels by around 10 percent, according to Bannan.

In addition, green tea, flaxseed and dark chocolate are also recommended to reduce cholesterol, the author said.