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What Is 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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