1. Other Methods for Preventing Heart Disease
An individual and his or her doctor may determine that lifestyle changes are appropriate for treating high cholesterol. Consuming a diet that emphasizes lean proteins, whole grains, leafy greens, and fresh fruit can help to decrease cholesterol levels. Patients should avoid or limit foods high in cholesterol such as egg yolks, fatty cuts of meat, fried foods, processed food items, and junk food. Engaging in regular physical exercise is also beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels. Walking, hiking, jogging, or swimming are all good forms of heart-healthy exercise.