Nuts are rich in unsaturated fat— a healthy type of fat that our bodies need to reduce LDLs, the bad cholesterol in our blood. In addition, walnuts have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help lower levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream. Which nuts are best for lowering cholesterol? What are two cholesterol-lowering foods? Why do nuts lower cholesterol? Do nuts reduce LDL cholesterol? Do almonds lower LDL cholesterol? What are the top 3 healthiest nuts?