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Sesame seeds, cashews, and kidney beans are just a few of the plant-based foods that contain important plant nutrients called phytosterols, which have the ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels. Phytosterols lower high cholesterol levels naturally because they inhibit the body’s ability to absorb dietary cholesterol.
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Niacin (vitamin B 3) does an excellent job of lowering the small LDL cholesterol particles. Plus it helps superbly raise the larger "good" HDL cholesterol particles. Niacin also lowers triglyceride levels and the very dangerous cholesterol component, Lp(a).
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