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Oatmeal Water To Lower Cholesterol
Yes, minimally: Serum cholesterol is in large part a function of your genetics and your body composition. Certain foods or avoiding certain foods can lower your cholesterol up to a few percentage points. OTOH, some people could eat salads 3 meals a day and still have high cholesterol. Maintain healthy weight and exercise. If chol is elevated follow Dr's advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is apple cider vinegar good to lower cholesterol and triglycerides? Would it also lower the good hdl?
Nope: It won't lower your cholesterol.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Love to eat Olive oil .My LDL cholesterol went from 85 to 106. Is the saturated fat in extra virgin olive oil harmful. Did it raise LDL cholesterol
Olive oil.: While olive oil is one of the healthier oils as far as the proportions of healthy fasts versus unhealthy fats, it's still an oil, with 18 grams of fat per tablespoon, and could raise your LDL and triglycerides if you use too much. That being said, an LDL of 106 is still pretty good. But try to limit your use of oil in general. ...Read more
I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Would intro of flaxseed oil or fish oil help lower my LDL? I do exercise and try to eat well
Yes, and more...: Avacados deliver five types of nutrients (phytosterols, carotenoids, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols) that block inflammation, improve wound healing, and help fight: 1) heart & vascular disease; 2) cancers (prostate, skin, mouth); 3) metabolic problems (blood sugar & cholesterol control); 4) arthritis; 5) gingivitis; 6) skin disorders (scleroderma, psoriasis) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?
False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more
Coconut has saturated fats that are good for you,right? Do those fats(and the good fats in butter,too)raise blood sugar levels like other sat fats?
No: the good fats are needed to make the body function well Usually unless some major health stresses these types of fat do not convert to sugars ...Read more
The short answer is: "yes"... but. Coconut oil, a saturated fat, raises your LDL, but it also raises your good cholesterol/HDL. It also seems to have a favorable effect on triglycerides and reduces the plaque-causing small LDL cholesterol particles, and may lower insulin levels. So it is not a pure "black and white" situation. Eaten in moderation, coconut oil can be a good, safe saturated fat to include in your diet ...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
It may help.: Eating a diet high in fiber, low in fat, very low in saturated fats and very low in sugars (simple carbs) will improved the lipid panel and high bp, especially if combined with daily exercise! if you eat your oats with brown sugar, cream and bacon, that pretty much ruins the good effects. ...Read more
Do chicken liver and sesame seeds increase cholestrol level.are there specific food to avoid in order to lower cholesterol?
Stop worrying: Liver from any source is loaded with cholesterol. Nobody's studied the impact of sesame seeds. But this stuff's trivial. Life's hard enough without feeling you need to make minor food choices worrying about a lab test. Cholesterol levels are mostly genetic and reflect the overall patterns of exercise and, to a lesser extent, diet. Stay fit and eat sensibly overall, & enjoy sesame if you want. ...Read more
Cholesterol & trigs: You should eat lots of plant-based foods, such as fruits, nonstarchy vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains rich in soluble fiber and monounsaturated fat while limiting foods with high glycemic carbs, cholesterol, saturated and trans fat. Fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as salmon can help lower triglycerides. Moderate alcohol may help raise HDL but can also elevate triglycerides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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