Extra virgin olive oil is another cooking item strongly recommended for high cholesterol prevention. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids. The consumption of which is linked to the state of your cholesterol. If your olive intake is healthy, it can increase your HDL, as well as lower your LDL.
An experiment was conducted back in 2013, where seniors at risk of heart disease were given 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day along with other healthy foods. In the end, those that committed to the olive oil displayed a 30% lower risk of heart issues.
These included heart attack and stroke. So the next time your scouring underneath your cupboard, or reaching into your pantry, try and grab the olive oil. Incorporating it into your next cook could really do wonders for your health.