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Tea to reduce cholesterol

Tea harbors many plant compounds that improve your heart health. Two of the primary beneficial compounds in tea are:

  • Catechins: Help activate nitric oxide, which is important for healthy blood pressure. They also inhibit cholesterol synthesis and absorption.
  • Quercetin: May improve blood vessel function and lower inflammation.

Many studies associate tea with lower total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, effects on “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.