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Foods That Raise Good Cholesterol Levels
PUFA's and MUFA's: Poly and mono unsaturated fats help raise hdl-c and lower ldl-c in the body. Beware ! fats are high in calories, so even good fats can make you gain weight which will increase triglycerides and lower hdl-c. Decreasing saturated fats will also help raise hdl-c, so cut out the meat, cheese, butter, palm, and coconut oil. ...Read more
Rich in Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no: Rmoval of carbohydrates from the diet will lowered appetite . Dietary cholesterol is not a cause of elevated cholesterol in spite of drug company statements. Cholesterol elevation inmost patients is due to elevated toxin levels in the body, . A good detox program to remove heavy metals and solvents and pesticides will lower cholesterol.Toto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more
Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural? Are these num. alarming?
Avoid simple Carbs: Cholesterol, a fat, part of all animal membranes, allow membrane/cell flexibility, animal motion, thus made by all animal cells, has never been correct issue. High Density Lipoproteins, which can remove fat molecules from cells which are fat overloaded (such as macrophages in atherosclerotic plaque), have long been subdivided into 5 subgroups based on size. Focus on ?ing 2 largest HDL particles! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Smoking will not cause an increase in your total cholesterol;however, the combination of smoking and high cholesterol levels, could elevate your risk of coronary and other arteriosclerotic disease(i.E, pad, etc) additionally, smoking can decrease your hdl (also known as 'good 'cholesterol), and, thus, increase the formation of plaque. ...Read more
Yes: Elevated nonfasting triglycerides mean nothing. A nice cheese meal before your blood test will increase triglycerides. If i had elevated fasting triglycerides, i'd up my aerobic fitness program and stop worrying. As a pathologist / lab specialist, i've never had much use for 'treating lab values.' enjoy your cheese. ...Read more
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
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
Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?
Fat has calories: Fatty foods are packed with calories, twice the number of carbs or proteins for the same amount of food. So high fat is not going to help you lose weight just because you are avoiding starches and sugars (carbs). Your total calorie intake needs to go down and/or your exercise up to lose weight. Start reading labels with portion size and calorie content as well as the breakdown carb/protein/fats. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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