Heart Myth or Fact #14: A garlic clove a day keeps the bad cholesterol away

MYTH

Garlic cloves have a better chance of thwarting off vampires than “bad” LDL cholesterol. People used to believe that eating a clove of garlic each day could reduce “bad” cholesterol. However there is nothing to back that idea.

So do any foods help lower your bad cholesterol levels? The best thing to do is combine a proper diet with exercise.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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