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What kinds of foods should I avoid if I have high cholesterol?

What kinds of foods should I avoid if I have high cholesterol?

High-carb foods: Avoid grains, lentils, milk protein. Eat healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, butter, flesh foods, vegetables. For more information and recipe ideas, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

What type of  foods cause high cholesterol?

Saturated and trans: Saturated and trans fat increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Sugar increases triglycerides, which are bad fats in the blood. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

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

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Kind bars have 18% saturated fat. Should they be avoided by people with high cholesterol?

Kind bars have 18% saturated fat. Should they be avoided by people with high cholesterol?

No: The 18% you are referring to is 18% of what is suggested for a normal healthy diet in one day. The saturated fat in Kind bars comes mostly from nuts and is a healthy form of fat. Also not all Kind bars have the same amount of fat. For example the fruit and nut delight bars have 1.5 grams of saturated fat which is only 8% of the suggested daily amount of saturated fat. ...Read more

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Which foods to be avoided in high cholesterol &is high LDL related to stress?

Which foods to be avoided in high cholesterol &is high LDL related to stress?

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

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

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

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What should i watch in my diet if i have high cholesterol? And which foods to cut?

What should i watch in my diet if i have high cholesterol? And which foods to cut?

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 more

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What to do if i recently found out I have high cholesterol. What foods can help lower it?

What to do if i recently found out I have high cholesterol. What foods can help lower it?

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

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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.

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 more

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I am a newly diagnosed type II diabetic. Where should my levels be? Also I have high cholesterol

I am a newly diagnosed type II diabetic. Where should my levels be? Also I have high cholesterol

SEVERAL GOALS: Fasting blood sugar<110 sugar after meals less than 145 bedtime sugar less than 145 bad cholesterol less than 75 triglycerides less than 150 blood pressure less than 130/85 no smoking exercise 210 mins a week minimum(30+ mins/day) eat proportionately good, complex carbs, fats and protein, lots of veggies and several servings of low glucemic, high fiber fruits. And... Hemoglobin a1c <6.5%! ...Read more

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What food should I eat because I have high cholesterol, working on night shift & what exercise is best for me...

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 more

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Hi doctors. I have high cholesterol. Is it safe to eat canned sardines? And is the cholesterol in canned sardines the good kind or the bad kind? Thank

Hi doctors. I have high cholesterol. Is it safe to eat canned sardines? And is the cholesterol in canned sardines the good kind or the bad kind? Thank

Sardines: Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids unsaturated fat eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). it can help increase HDL levels and decrease triglyceride levels 3-ounce serving of sardines provides .45 grams of EPA and .74 grams of DHA, ostensibly good quality canned sardines should have same nutritional characteristics ...Read more

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If I have high cholesterol, should I completely avoid bagel and cream cheese?

If I have high cholesterol, should I completely avoid bagel and cream cheese?

Ok if part of a diet: A single food item is no big deal in a cholesterol patient's diet. It is the total fat, sugar, simple carbohydrates, and calories per day that matter. A bagel is simple carbs. Cheese is protein and animal fat, which is worse that veggie fat. So, eating cheese means avoiding a certain amount of fat later in the day. Same thinking process with carbs and total calories. Everything has a daily limit. ...Read more

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What are some of the main saturated fats that people eat (aka bad cholesterol) that one should avoid? I have high cholesterol got 2 get it down fast

What are some of the main saturated fats that people eat (aka bad cholesterol) that one should avoid? I have high cholesterol got 2 get it down fast

The real problem: It is not fats that are the problem besides genetics. It is sugar and how your liver handles carbohydrates. Sugars are the real enemy in this scenario not fats. ...Read more

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Should i avoid drinking alcohol if I have high cholesterol and borderline blood sugar?

Should i avoid drinking alcohol if I have high cholesterol and borderline blood sugar?

Limit Amount: Depending on the amount consumed alcohol can increase blood sugar and worsen lipid / lipoprotein problems. If possible, abstain from alcohol for several weeks and recheck you laboratory tests. Alternatively, cut your intake by half and check laboratory tests. This approach will indicate the degree to which alcohol is impacting these values. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and statins really bother my legs i'm a type II diabetic and i've had a stroke and they want to get my bad cholesterol under 70

Niacin?: Ask your doctors if they would agree with using Niacin, which a B vitamin which is effective at lowering the LDL and triglycerides and raising the HDL. As a side effect you can get facial redness and flushing for a little while after dosing but this is eliminated by flush-free versions which are available OTC and which are fairly inexpensive. ...Read more

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What kind of pills should I be taking for high cholesterol ?

Cholesterol: You should speak with your doctor relative to your status and if you need meds for cholesterol. Our standard is usually the statin family but some times other agents are used. There isn't enough info here to know if or what you need. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband haves high cholesterol what kind of diet I should put him?

What can I do if my husband haves high cholesterol what kind of diet I should put him?

Consult with doctor: Consult with doctor. 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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Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

Which kind of diet to follow for high cholesterol and gout?

Gout - chol diet: Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is recommended for someone with high cholesterol and gout?

What kind of diet is recommended for someone with high cholesterol and gout?

Gout cholesterol die: Lowering uric acid and cholesterol - Adjust diet. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Exercise daily. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more