Having a fish-based meal twice a week can aid in reducing LDL; firstly by replacing red meat, which contains LDL-increasing saturated fats and secondly, by providing LDL-reducing omega-3 fats. These fats decrease triglycerides found in the bloodstream, as well as protect the heart by guarding against the onset of unusual heart rhythms. Freshwater Salmon is the number one choice.
Olive oil is an anti-inflammatory agent which contains monounsaturated fatty acids that benefit the heart by lowering LDL cholesterol. You can use virgin olive oil to prepare a homemade salad, topped with sauces, or serve it as a flavor-boosting addition for use in all your favorite foods.