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Deep fried food, oily curries, ghee soaked rotis are a few things one would avoid when one is on a diet to control cholesterol. Good cholesterol food: Oats Fibrous food lowers the absorption of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. Consumption of oats or oatmeal should be on your diet if you love deep fried food and a good drizzle of oil now and then. Good cholesterol food: Nuts Nuts – groundnuts, hazel nuts, almonds and walnuts complement drinks, but these are salted and spiced which is unhealthy. Opt for roasted nuts without added flavour Good cholesterol food: Omega 3 Indians can source natural Omega 3 from Indian salmon or raavas, sardines or trale, mackerel or bangda, Tuna or chura, and ghol fish. Good cholesterol food: Olive Oil Several cooking shows use a good drizzle of olive oil and this method of cooking has found many takers here in India. But there is logic to this; olive oil contains antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol Good cholesterol food: Wholegrain Again, fiber seems to be the trick in maintaining good levels of HDL in the blood. Next time you plan to prepare a Frankie, roll or Mexican tortilla, opt for a wheat or oat base. Good cholesterol food: Flaxseeds Flaxseeds have an interesting texture that adds an extra something to your dishes, but it also produces oil. These seeds have more than one purpose – they help lower diabetes, heart diseases, and even cancer Good cholesterol food: Yogurt Bacteria present in curds are a treasure trove for enzymes that improve your digestive tract. Plus yogurt contains HDL. However, it is advisable to go for low fat curds. Good cholesterol food: Vegetables Try out vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts, greens, pumpkin and sweet potatoes Good cholesterol food: Fruits Bananas, pears, apples, avocados, prunes and berries are rich in calcium, antioxidants and fiber. Good cholesterol food: Dark Chocolate Now-a-days you can have chocolate in your sandwich, as fondue, as a dip. Make your choice but always settle for dark chocolate. You want to live long and stay ageless!