One cholesterol-lowering Earth food that is gaining popularity is fresh Garlic. Medical reports show that it can lower LDL cholesterol levels (a.k.a., "bad") while increasing HDL levels (a.k.a., "good"). Studies further show that fresh, uncooked Garlic clove can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by up to 15% (1-2 tbsp a day of organic Cinnamon also lowers triglycerides, for those not fond of Garlic). Garlic prevents oxidation of LDL and thus limits the build up of arterial plaque. Many studies show that the equivalent of one clove of garlic a day (or half an Onion) lowers total cholesterol levels by 10 to 15 percent in most people. In another study, people who were given 800 milligrams (about one clove) of Garlic daily experienced lower cholesterol levels as well as lower blood pressure.