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Cheerios Lower Cholesterol
Part of healthy diet: The FDA took issue with claims that Cheerios cereal can lower cholesterol. In a 2009 letter to General Mills, the FDA says that statements made on Cheerios packaging, “clinically proven to help lower cholesterol” make the product a drug under federal law. However the data supports that Cheerios helps lower cholesterol as "part of a healthy diet". Better than a cheese omelet with a side of bacon ...Read more
Eat well. Move daily: Good news. What's good for low cholesterol is good for your whole body! eat well: whole grains, oatmeal, lots of fruits&veggies, nuts&beans, lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey), olive oil. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Omega-3's. Balance work/play. Maybe medicine too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question 2 ask: Rather than focus on lowering cholesterol, focus on lowering vascular risk eg heart attack & stroke. Yes, cholesterol has an impact but many common & popular medicines lower cholesterol w/o lowering risk for heart attack & stroke, which begs the question why take them? If you smoke, quit. If you don't exercise, start. If you do, keep doing so. Eat right eg Mediterranean diet. See ur doc regularly ...Read more
Foods, drugs and: Exercise. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation and a baseline of your health status and cholesterol. Lowering cholesterol, if needed, requires a combination of dietary changes, exercise and medications. See these sites for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1986656/http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/cl00002. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The healthy one!: Vegetables, fruits and cereals are the ones that most lower the cholesterol. The less processed the food the better. Try to choose the one with high content in fiber (oranges over bananas, for example). Fish, if it's baked or grilled, has high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid that improves the lipid profile. You can take the fish oil as supplements with same effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read more
It depends!: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is a problem. If triglycerides are elevated, then diet and exercise are vital. If the LDL (bad) cholesterol is high, diet can make some difference, but often meds are needed. If the HDL (good) cholesterol is low, then it is very hard to raise. Talk to a lipid specialist in your area. www.lipid.org can help you find one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Be physically active. See your dr. ...Read more
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