Indeed, a Mediterranean diet decreases cholesterol. Because of its high fiber content and antioxidant content, it helps lower cholesterol levels in the body. When a doctor diagnoses you with

high cholesterol, it usually means that you have low HDL, the good cholesterol that aids in the removal of cholesterol from the bloodstream, and high LDL, the bad cholesterol in the body. You

must thus raise your HDL and decrease your LDL levels. Limiting consumption of trans and saturated fats, which raise cholesterol, is a feature of the Mediterranean diet. The levels of HDL rise and

the levels of LDL fall when you reduce their consumption. This indicates that by just altering your food, you are decreasing your cholesterol levels. When consumed in moderation, nuts and olive

oil offer significant amounts of unsaturated fats and antioxidants that further reduce cholesterol. Furthermore, the primary sources of protein that are high in fiber include beans,

legumes, and lentils; fruits and vegetables have even more fiber. It is therefore a naturally high-fiber diet, and fiber is well recognized to help decrease cholesterol.

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