Nuts, especially almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts, are a good source of vitamin E, which helps to minimize inflammation. Eat a single one ounce serving of any of these nuts daily year round to help prevent symptoms. If you do have symptoms, increase the servings or add a few tablespoons of peanut butter as well.
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Among all nutraceuticals (foods with medicinal properties) oatmeal and oat bran are the most potent. Packed with soluble fiber, they create a gel-like substance in the digestive system that bonds with cholesterol molecules and prevents them from entering the blood stream. Harvard University conducted a study that analyzed over 60 trials and found that even small amounts of soluble fiber added to a daily diet could reduce cholesterol by 5 points. Other good sources besides oats are kidney beans, apples, and pears.