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Lowering your Cholestrol

tom bill (tombill) on November 16, 2020
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Unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, improper diet and food intake are the major factors responsible for high cholesterol levels. There are mainly two types of cholesterol - LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). When there is excess of LDL in a personís blood, it will build up in the inner walls of his arteries which can end up causing the blocking of the arteries and thus causes atherosclerosis. Whereas, when there is a high amount of HDL present, it will actually aid in preventing heart attacks, though when the level of HDL is low, it can put the person at risk of experiencing a heart attack.

One of the major risks of having high total cholesterol is triglyceride, which is a type of fat that is obtained from the food that you eat and which is also produced in the body. When there is a high level of triglycerides, you are at a risk of having high total cholesterol in which you can get high LDL as well as low HDL.

According to health experts, diet plays an important role in lowering cholesterol level. When combined with a right medication, diet has a significant role in reducing cholesterol level.

Replace regular and full-fat dairy products to low fat or skimmed ones because these are not only good in lowering cholesterol level but also effective in managing your weight. Include plenty of vegetables and fruits because these are low in calories, cholesterol, and fat no matter how much you consume. Restrict saturated and trans fatty elements contained by hydrogenated vegetable oils because they increase blood cholesterol levels. Do not eat processed and junk foods. Take lean meats such as turkey and chicken meats in place of red meat because they are effective in decreasing cholesterol levels.

A high cholesterol level has been linked with a number of diseases. There are many factors that contribute to the increase in cholesterol level. The most prominent among them is to following a diet that is high in saturated fat. Prolonged intake of fat foods, lack of exercises, smoking and drinking habits can contribute to the unhealthy increase of LDL (bad cholesterol).

Low cholesterol diet plan together with healthy lifestyle can help a lot in reducing high cholesterol levels and therefore reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Before you begin indulging a low cholesterol diet program, you should have some idea on what foods are safe to eat and what are not.

You should follow a low cholesterol diet plan to decrease the total intake of saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol in the body and also to lose some weight. The types of foods that can do this for you include mainly fruits and vegetables.

Foods belonging in low cholesterol group have very high fiber content. Dietary fiber soaks cholesterol like sponge and helps get rid of it by disposing it out of the body. Fruits such as apples, oranges and pears are high in fiber content. Oats and carrots are also rich in fiber content.

Increasing the amount of omega-3 fats and decreasing the amount of omega-6 in your diet is another effective way in reducing your risk for heart disease. Foods rich in omega-3 fats are salmon, tuna canned in water, cod, flaxseed, soybeans, walnuts, pecans, wheat germ, canola oil and olive oil.

Eat healthy low cholesterol diet for a healthy heart!

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

Ressource: What is LDL and HDL Cholesterol?


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