Cutting back on saturated fat, while a healthy idea in general, isn’t enough to get your LDL where you want it.
It’s stubborn stuff. To smack it down, you need drugs (here’s a 101 on which) or foods rich in three specific ingredients: plant sterols (phytosterols), soy protein, and sticky (viscous) fiber.
These ingredients may not sound all that tasty, but the foods they’re in are!
(Who doesn’t love cashews?) They’re also easy to find, quick and simple to eat, and so filling that they’ll likely help you lose weight while lowering your LDL cholesterol.
How effective are their ingredients
? Other studies have found that diets rich in them could cut your LDL cholesterol as much as a low-dose statin drug.