1. Cut down on fats. Reduce your consumption of foods such as cold cuts; organ meats; processed meats, including hot dogs, salami, mortadella, pepperoni; cow's milk and cream ice cream; fried foods, butter, lard and animal fats.
2. Suck up fiber.Fiber soluble: the one found inoatmeal, apples, beans, peaches, plums, bananas and broccoli, reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. Try to eat 10 or more grams a day, an amount found in a couple of oatmeal dishes or a few peaches or bananas.
3. Eat nuts. Studies show that walnuts and almonds can have a significant effect on your LDL (bad cholesterol) level. Two ounces (about a handful) daily is what is required.e.
4. Change your oil. Swap your regular cooking oil for olive oil and you'll lower your LDL cholesterol without affecting HDL (or good cholesterol). About two tablespoons a day is all that is required to reap the benefits. Likewise, you may notice improvements in inflammatory arthritis.a.
5. Look for fortified foods. Plant-derived compounds called sterols inhibit the absorption of cholesterol. Various products fortified with these supplements have hit supermarkets in recent years. Look for them in orange juices, margarine, and yogurt.
6. Lose weight. One of the best tactics for reducing stress on arthritis-affected joints is also one of the best for lowering cholesterol: losing weight. Losing as little as 10 pounds is often enough to produce results in both cases.
7. Move around. Staying active can help lower your cholesterol levels, even if you don't have to lose weight. Themoderate physical activity can raise HDL cholesterol.
8. Quit tobacco. Yessmokes, kick the habit and increase your HDL cholesterol level.
9. Consult your doctor. If changing your diet and lifestyle are not enough, by all means see your doctor. They may give you more advice, such as adding cholesterol-regulating medications to your regimen.