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Snacks to Help Lower Cholesterol

Fun fact! Did you know that Bean Dip is a recommended snack for heart health? If you have high cholesterol, it along with oats, nuts and citrus fruits are generally recommended foods. [Now, before you change your diet in any way, we of course strongly suggest you see your doctor as no article or general advice makes up for YOUR doctor’s recommendations for your health.]

What is Cholesterol?

According to inquirily.com, “High cholesterol is considered the prime risk factor under human control as far as reducing the chances of cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, and coronary heart disease. Cholesterol comes in two forms—HDL (or good) cholesterol and LDL (or bad) cholesterol. As it  travels through the bloodstream this waxy substance made up of triglycerides is usually safely eliminated from the body. However, when levels of LDL (low density lipoproteins and triglycerides) become too high, the risk of heart disease becomes higher as well.”

See Your Doctor!

Therefore doctors generally recommend certain foods, exercise and medications [this combination depends on your specific diagnosis, so again SEE YOUR DOCTOR] to combat LDL build up.

Bean Dip

Writes inquirily.com, “Beans may have a gassy reputation, but these legumes are truly one of the most versatile foods on the planet. First off beans make a great snack for those trying to shed a few pounds because they contain loads of soluble fiber, which literally slows the digestive process and satiates appetite for much longer between meals. So whip up a bean dip when you’re watching the game or a bean salad the next time you have friends over for a BBQ. You can combine an array of beans (i.e., black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, chickpeas, lentils, and more).” OR save all that trouble and join us for the OG Bean Dip at one of five locations in the Valley! Want more info? Read more HERE .

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