Which Milk Is Best For Lowering Cholesterol?

If you have high cholesterol, it can potentially lead to heart disease. But there is good news! Researchers in Canada have found the cause of high cholesterol which could results in new drugs that cut the risk of heart disease.

In addition to this, there are many ways to lower your cholesterol levels through a healthy diet and increasing your level of exercise. 

So.. what should one drink to lower cholesterol levels? Milk it seems.. Speaking of milk, if you are interested, check out my previous post on 5 Non lactose alternatives to cow’s milk.

 

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But which Milk is best for lowering cholesterol? What should you or shouldn’t you drink?

According to everydayHEALTH:

“Cow’s milk can be good for you if the fat is removed or reduced. But other types of milk can be good for cholesterol, too.”

View the complete slide show here or scroll down for some of the recommended milks to drink:

 

1. Low fat milk

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when New York City schools switched from whole milk to reduced-fat milk, yearly calories from milk for the kids dropped by 25 percent and grams of fat by 81 percent.

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2. Soy Milk

“The proteins in soy milk may help to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol,”

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3. Almond Milk

“Almond milk contains monounsaturated fat that may help lower bad cholesterol levels. Plus, it’s loaded with vitamins E and B12. 

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4. Rice Milk 

Studies show that these substances compete with animal cholesterol for absorption and can lower both total and bad cholesterol numbers

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To see more, check out more on The Many Types of Milk : Which is Best For Cholesterol? 

Slide show By Chris Iliades, MD

Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
All pictures credited to everydayhealth.com

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