About one in every three deaths in the United States can be attributed to cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. That’s an average of one death every 38 seconds due to heart issues. High cholesterol can lead to various forms of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, but the best way to combat it is simple: Follow a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Here are 10 foods you can include in your heart-healthy eating plan that can help keep your cholesterol levels in check.
Toby Amidor is the owner of Toby Amidor Nutrition and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Smart Meal Prep for Beginners, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, and The Greek Yogurt Kitchen.