Fiber helps by binding to foods that can release it into the system and instead flushes it down the toilet.
However, you should be more worried about your folic acid intake. Cholesterol is naturally occurring, even we produce it in our own bodies. However, once you eat protein, your body makes a compound called "homocystine." Folic acid combats the homocystine and makes it harmless. However, without the folic acid, the homocystine will actually scar up your arteries. This means that the cholesterol that was slipping by now has something to get caught in and build up on.
Get more folic acid, also known as folate, in your diet.
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