"When looking at orange juice specifically, observational studies have shown associations between adults who consume orange juice and significantly lower total and LDL cholesterol levels,
with males having a 23% reduced risk for having low HDL concentrations, compared to non-consumers. Starting the day with a serving of 100% orange juice can be one positive thing to do
"Watermelon is a popular fruit that is a fantastic addition to a cholesterol-lowering diet," "Watermelon naturally contains lycopene, a carotenoid that has been shown to
scavenge free radicals, thereby possibly preventing elevated cholesterol levels. Sipping on watermelon juice can be a refreshing way to include a slew of important nutrients, including lycopene
"According to recent data, just 50 grams of daily prunes (5 to 6) increased HDL (good cholesterol) in postmenopausal women significantly, as well as lowered inflammation and
increased antioxidant activity," says Manaker. "Adding prunes to smoothies, including them in savory chicken dishes, or just eating them plain are all ways to enjoy these good-for-you fruits."
An apple a day really can keep the doctor away, or at the very least it can provide you with some very helpful nutrients.
"Apples are particularly high in pectin, which is a soluble fiber that can bind to cholesterol in the digestive system, where it carries the cholesterol to the liver for elimination,"
Berries are some of the best fruits to lower cholesterol because of their fiber content and helpful antioxidants.
"Berries contain a ton of antioxidants," says Clair. "They help protect the 'bad' LDL cholesterol from oxidizing in the body and therefore protecting against its harmful effects."