MARLO THOMAS
06/30/2014 10:37 am ET Updated Jun 30, 2014

Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol, From Joy Bauer (VIDEO)

High cholesterol levels can be a major health concern. Lucky for us, health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer knows all of the best foods to eat to knock your cholesterol down!

"Add chia seeds to your diet," Joy recommends, "A tablespoon a day can help to lower your cholesterol. It's a soluble fiber that latches on to the cholesterol that is circulating in your body, and pushes it out. Chia seeds don't have a taste, so it's impossible not to like them!"

Nuts are another cholesterol-fighting food. "Have a handful of nuts as an afternoon snack," Joy says, "they are loaded with heart healthy fats, fiber, and protein, and are great for your blood sugar levels!"

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For more of Joy's healthy eating tips, view the slideshow, below:

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