@heavanet- I think that there two very important types of foods that you should add to your weekly diet meal plan to help you reach your cholesterol goals. The first are foods that contain high levels of omega fatty acids.
Omega fatty acids are oils that basically are considered "good" fats that work by building up protection in the body against "bad" fats. Studies have shown that they potentially prevent plaque from building up in the arteries. Fish, flax, green leafy vegetables, and nuts are all good sources of omega fatty acids.
Whole grains are the other types of foods that may actually help you reduce your cholesterol numbers. These foods contain fiber that acts as a cleaners that grabs and removes bad fats from the body. Oatmeal, whole grain cereals, and whole grain breads all have heart-helping fiber in them, and should be added to your cholesterol-reducing diet.