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Does Lecithin Increase Cholesterol Levels
Unlikely: You are very unlikely to find that ghee will increase your cholesterol levels with consumption. Enjoy. :) ...Read more
No: There's a lot of malicious disinformation out there about vitamin K because it's given to children as an injection, and the anti-immunization / doctor-bashing crowd has started telling each other untruths about it. With your interests, you'd do well to get with an evidence-based holist in our community. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind and are health-conscious. Good luck. ...Read more
Metabolic changes: Dried fruits are very high in sugar. Eating a lot of them over time could lead to Insulin resistance -- which in combination with other characteristics can lead to metabolic syndrome, in which cholesterol is high. More importantly, high sugar diets can cause you to have lower "good" hdl. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20100420/high-sugar-diet-linked-lower-good-cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more
Exercise: While HDL levels are determined by heredity, one can increase HDL by engaging in consistent, vigorous, exercise on a regular basis. Some medications help in raising HDL but do not have positive effects on health through drugs. Alcohol also increases HDL but is not recommended. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/managingcholesterol/htm/index.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO chol, lowers it: Cholesterol is only found in animal foods (meat, dairy, eggs) so avocado has no cholesterol. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated oleic acid and phytosterols. Research suggests eating avocados lowers total chol. About 16% while both lowering LDL and increasing hdl. See http://inhumanexperiment.Blogspot.Com/2012/08/avocados-and-cholesterol.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES, however...: Broccoli is one of the healthiest of foods and lowering cholesterol is just one of its many benefits. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=9 but lowering cholesterol is over-rated. See http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oats ; cholesterol: The research on this is interesting. Many of the available studies have been funded by cereal companies -- who have interest in finding good reasons for people to buy their products. Still, most of these studies show a decrease in total and low density lipoproteins (ldl) cholesterol with oatmeal foods than control foods: http://tinyurl.Com/k3wp25y if you eat it, get the low or unsweetened kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Your liver increases your production of cholesterol, not necessarily the food you eat. Cholesterol is the building block of all hormones in the body and is necessary for life. However high cholesterol or very low cholesterol is not ideal. High cholesterol must be balanced with good cholesterol (HDL) so that it can be removed from the body. Fish oil has good omegas 3's for our body. ...Read more
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