10. Chia Seeds:
Looking for a vegetarian form of omega-3? Chia seeds are full of the fatty acid, and are rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They can be consumed whole or added to anything from soups to cereal, smoothies to puddings, and even as a heart-healthy boost to baked goods.
The best known source of soluble fiber, oats are a great way to start your day, either in oatmeal or in any other cereal that lists rolled oats or oat bran on the label. The type of fiber in oats, called beta glucan, sops up cholesterol in your intestines, then ferries it out. Top your cereal with raspberries, diced pear, or blueberries to up the fiber content.
12. Pomegranate juice:
This fruit contains unique compounds thought to help reduce cholesterol synthesis in the liver and to inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the “foamy” immune cells that create artery-blocking plaque. Check the label to make sure you’re drinking pure pomegranate juice and not a mixture of juices that contains added sugar. Six ounces a day is recommended.