Spinach is high in alpha-lipoic acid, which in one animal study lowered triglycerides up to 60 percent. Other alpha-lipoic-rich vegetables include broccoli, peas, and Brussels sprouts.
Garlic is wonderful for your cardiovascular system and as part of the allium family of plants it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. It is used in daily Home-Based Recipes and it reduces cholesterol levels in the body.
Rich in soluble fiber, bananas lower cholesterol by removing it from your digestive system and preventing it from moving into your bloodstream and clogging your arteries. For an extra heart-healthy boost, slice bananas on top of morning oats with a tablespoon of chia seeds.