Lowering cholesterol is one of the most imperative things to do to promote overall heart health. And now Metamucil and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and host of the upcoming PBS series, `Younger You,` have suggested five things you need to do to lower your cholesterol.
The first, and one of the simplest tips, is to get more fibre in your diet - but not just any kind, because not all fibres work the same way. Viscous soluble fibre like psyllium fibre, the natural dietary fibre found in Metamucil, is proven to help lower total and `lousy` LDL cholesterol because it forms a thick gel that traps and helps remove some cholesterol, bile acids and waste in the gut. This is why I recommend my patients supplement low fat, low cholesterol diets with 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium daily, as in Metamucil.