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What is considered a good diet to lower cholesterol?

What is considered a good diet to lower cholesterol?

Fiber diet: Fiber in your diet makes more stool, the stool is made with color from bile which contains cholesterol from the liver. When the bile is excreted to digest your food, fiber, and fat, it moves along with the stool and is excreted in larger content in a big bulky high fiber stool. And thus- lowering your blood cholesterol levels. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is good to lower cholesterol?

What is good to lower cholesterol?

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

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What is a good diet to lower bad cholesterol and raise the good?

Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. Try nutritional approaches. Consider 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. ...Read more

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High triglyceride, what is a good way to lower the levels?

High triglyceride, what is a good way to lower the levels?

Lower triglycerides: The fish oil products are the safest to lower high triglycerides. There are dietary supplements and prescription, the latter include Lovaza and vascepa. Vascepa will lower your LDL cholesterol also although not as much as a statin. Lovaza will increase your LDL cholesterol.E. ...Read more

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What is a good alimentation to avoid a high cholesterol?

What is a good alimentation to avoid a high cholesterol?

Marine fish oil: (for triglyceriedes) and / or red yeast rice (for ldl) will do it. Please consult w/doc so you are both on same page. Our liver produces most of our cholesterol. Diet accounts for 15-20%. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

Mediterranean : Olive oil helps raise HDL and lower ldl. Cutting back on carbohydrates can help. Eat lots of organic vegetables. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Low carbohydrate: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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My cholesterol is high. my doc prescribed fenofibrate. What is a good diet to follow to lower my cholesterol more?

My cholesterol is high. my doc prescribed fenofibrate. What is a good diet to follow to lower my cholesterol more?

?: Fenofibrate doesn't lower cholesterol, I'm afraid. It's for lowering triglycerides. Are you statin intolerant? They are, by far, the drug of choice. (Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor, Leschol). The best diet is plant based: vegetarian, vegan, or something close. Actually, ANY diet that helps normalize weight (if you're overwt) works as Dr. Atkins has shown. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

What is a good diet to reduce  high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lower my cholesterol. Is a vegan diet the bestsolution?

I'm trying to lower my cholesterol. Is a vegan diet the bestsolution?

Maybe : While becoming a vegetarian may help, there are still numerous sources of saturated fats that you should avoid. Seek the advice of a registered dietician for the best results. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to increase energy?

What is a good diet to increase energy?

Diet and Energy: Good question: science has now proven that our caloric intake should be composed of protein first (about 60%) and just a bit of fats and carbohydrates. Sugar is an enemy if you are tired. But, we must also make sure there is not an underlying disease such as diabetes, anemia, sleep apnea, or thyroid diseases. A good medical provider can help you sort this out. But, first eat right! ...Read more

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What is a supplement that raises HDL or good cholesterol?

What is a supplement that raises HDL or good cholesterol?

Raising HDL: Actually, cardiovascular exercise is really the most effective way to raise your HDL cholesterol. As far as supplements, fish oil and flax seed oil can do it. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with high cholesterol that don't eat veggies?

What is a good diet for someone with high cholesterol that don't eat veggies?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: See the last question i just answered. Specifically high natural, not processed, fats & only moderate protein + minimize body fat. Also study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" (on foxbusiness.Com), "what makes us fat", fatchance.Html, eatingacademy.Com, nusi.Org, & the people involved in these research efforts, etc. Also study youtube: "big fat lies". ...Read more

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Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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What is a good colesterol level?

What is a good colesterol level?

200 ?: It's really your components that are important hdl or good should be over 40 ldl of bad should be less tha 100 triglyceride should be less than 130. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for high lipid levels? What should be my staple food?

Low saturated fat: Substitute animal fats with oils like olive, peanut, and canola oils. Avoid saturated fats like butter, lard, and any other animal fat. Also eat whole grains like whole wheat, oatmeal, rye, barley, quinoa, etc. ...Read more

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What is a great way to lower cholesterol and keep the heart strong?

What is a great way to lower cholesterol and keep the heart strong?

Physical activity: Do aerobic activities. 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. ...Read more