2) The fiber in beans, oatmeal, and pears can lower your cholesterol.

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These foods all contain cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. In a review of over 65 studies, researchers found that each gram of viscous, soluble fiber consumed, in the range of 2 to 10 grams daily, from legumes, oatmeal, and pectin (found in fruit), lowered LDL cholesterol levels over 2.0 mg/dl on average. Tip : Eat at least 3 cups of beans weekly and at least 2 cups of fruit daily.
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