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What Kinds Of Foods Should I Avoid If I Have High Cholesterol
Depends: Depends on what part of the lipid panel is abnormal. If the triglycerides are high you need to avoid sweets and simple carbs, especially those in liquid form (juice, soda, sports drinks, etc.). If the LDL (bad cholesterol) is high you need to consider an ornish or dash diet. If the HDL is high that's a good thing. Look for a lipid doctor if your doctor doesn't know. www.lipid.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more
Stress can lower LDL: Stress can lower cholesterol both LDL and HDL cortisol made by the adrenal gland uses cholesterol delivered by both LDL and HDL cholesterol however for some stress leads to increases ingestion of "comfort food" containing cholesterol and can raise cholesterol. The effects of diet on cholesterol are complex and vary - see a rd who is a lipid specialist www.Learnyourlipids.Com. ...Read more
Balanced diet: Weight loss (if overweight) will often lower cholesterol by up to 20% and triglycerides by up to 50%. Avoiding saturated fat (includes any fat from animals including chicken/cheese/pizza) will reduce cholesterol. Cutting back on carbohydrates in sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes will reduce triglycerides. Fruit, veggies, fish, nuts, soy, unsaturated fats are all fine. ...Read more
Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more
I have high cholesterol. I care about a food and i practis usualy every day in gym. I am a not fat man. How to reduce my choesterol in natural way.
May not be an issue!: I don't know how high & subtypes.Half the people with serous coronary artery disease (CAD) have totally normal cholesterol while many with high cholesterol never develop heart disease! the real cause of CAD is inflammation, but if you have inflammation then high cholesterol increases risk. See http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High cholesterol: Hi. High cholesterol generally shows a rather poor response to dietary intervention. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, it helps to cut saturated fat out of diet (cutting cholesterol has little effect). Healthy diet & ideal body weight also help the LDL be the large, buoyant LDL (less dangerous than the small, dense LDL). Good lucK! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oatmeal and almonds: A healthy diet can help keep blood cholesterol levels down. Avoid saturated fat, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Other types of fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can actually lower blood cholesterol levels. Eating fiber can also help lower cholesterol. Oatmeal and almonds are good foods to lower cholesterol. Consider using olive oil rather than other oils. ...Read more
What food should I eat because I have high cholesterol, working on night shift & what exercise is best for me...
Low carbohydrate: The healthiest way to eat is to limit starches and sugars to what your metabolism needs for fuel (about 100 grams per day). When you eat too many carbs your cholesterol tends to go up. The other important thing to avoid is fried foods because oils are damaged by high heat and they can be toxic to your body. The best exercise is a mix of strength and cardiovascular training at least 3 days per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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