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Does Benefiber Lower Cholesterol
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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 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 more
Almonds: Nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts contain high amounts of unsaturated fat ("good” fats) which help lower total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels. Ideally, high amounts of unsaturated fats and lower amounts of saturated fat should be found. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios appear to have the highest amounts of unsaturated fats and lowest amounts of saturated fats. ...Read more
Decrease fat in diet: Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, fiber in your diet. Increase your exercise and stay away from fatty foods-sorry that includes barbecue. Have your cholesterol measured by your physician and then you can tell you if your dietary changes have worked. If not then other considerations such as medication can be suggested. ...Read more
↓↓ Carb+Mod Protein: Cholesterol: specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of cell membranes, enables cell flexibility ; animals to move (plants don't). Cholesterol never correct for arterial disease; promoted because correlates with LDL particle concentration (but only when extremely hi) + ↓$ to measure. But correlation falls apart ; reverses at ↓ed concentrations+poor individual reliability. ...Read more
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
No, ↓ HDL & ↑ LDL: Fruits are high in sugar, including fruit sugar, fructose, which is rapidly converted by the liver, ~85% first pass, into triglyceride fat & exported into visceral fat stores. ↑ed triglycerides & visceral fat stores displaces cholesterol in LDL particles, increases LDL particle concentrations while also ↓ing large HDL particle concentrations. Cholesterol wrong focus, see my other answers on this. ...Read more
Peppermint: There are claims in the commercial literature that peppermint lowers cholesterol, I can't find any good scientific studies of the same. I wouldn't count on lowering my cholesterol with peppermint ...Read more
Doubt: Although, it is a popular belief that cinnamon helps lower cholesterol, I've yet to see a single patient in my practice who had success with this treatment. I've not seen cinnamon to be found to be effective in studies to decrease cholesterol. ...Read more
Fruits veggies grain: Whole foods from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans will help lower your cholesterol. Making a smoothie with an apple and veggies will help lower the cholesterol. Cholesterol is found mostly in animal products, so try to avoid animal meats. ...Read more
See below: No easy way you can fast and can vigously excercise and that might lower it enough for what you need. ...Read more
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more
Try it: Try eliminating saturated fats from animal products and increasing healthy unsaturated oils. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. You didn't mention how high your cholesterol was and what the values for good and bad cholesterol. Exercise will help raise the good cholesterol. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more
Diet: Check out the mediterranean diet.Get a more detailed answer ›
No real %: Very low level of benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Diet: Eating mushrooms and carrots in the context of a good diet and exercise program can help lower cholesterol. Sitting on one's duff and eating loads of fatty foods and excess carbohydrates is unlikely to result in anything good even if one eats carrots and mushrooms in that 'bad' diet. ...Read more