And our national obsession to cut back has resulted in markedly lower cholesterol levels since the 1960s.1

When regularly eaten as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, soluble fiber has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol. Foods high in soluble fiber include oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries and apple pulp.2 Another good source of soluble fiber is Benefiber, with 3 grams in every serving.

1. source: ABC News and the American Heart Association
2. source: The American Heart Association