3. Eat your oatmeal
Oatmeal is a rich source of soluble fiber, which form a kind of gel in your intestine to reduce your body’s absorption of fat. Eating 1 1/2 cups a day could lower your LDL 12 to 24 percent. Choose quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats over instant oatmeal. Other especially good sources of soluble fiber include prunes, barley, beans (legumes), eggplant and okra.
Or try psyllium, found in dietary fiber supplements like Metamucil. Research shows that taking about 10 grams a day for eight weeks can reduce LDL by seven percent.