It can be as easy as starting with a single pear a day, which presents a boost of fibre and nutrients to your diet.
And boosting your fibre intake “generally helps reduce cholesterol”, explains Hobson.
The ultimate meal for lower cholesterol
The nutritionist suggests pairing pears with oats for optimal results. He said: “Oats have cholesterol lowering power as well, they contain beta-glucans which do the same thing as the pectin in pears.
“They help to bind to cholesterol and remove it from the body.”
Another beneficial addition could be milk enriched with plant sterols, a group of substances found naturally in plants.