Apple cider vinegar, a health tonic promoted for treating allergies, rashes, and infections and for aiding in digestion and promoting weight loss. The American Diabetes Association recommends vinegar as a way to increase insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics. Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar when consumed with water showed a reduction in LDL (bad) cholesterol and an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol. Because of its strong flavour and relatively low caloric content, apple cider vinegar is a healthy alternative to creamy dressings and sauces.
Barley , one of the most nourishing cereals known to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and regulate blood sugar levels. Studies suggest that the cholesterol lowering effect is caused by beta-glucan, a type of fibre present in barley, which has shown to reduce cholesterol levels from 4%-10% depending on the amount of barley consumed. Barley can easily be substituted for wheat in the form of rotis, khakras, noodles and delicious soup can also be made from pearl barley, which is available at most chemists .
Broccoli has shown to have cholesterol lowering properties. Steamed broccoli is more beneficial than raw broccoli in lowering cholesterol levels. The fibre in broccoli lowers cholesterol by binding with bile acids in the digestive tract and excreting it out of the body. Make it a part of your diet by including it in your stir fry, salads and soups.