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What diet helps to increase metabolism? Also control the level of cholesterol?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ornish + Healthy Fat

I would suggest a modified ornish plan.
Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it!

In brief: Ornish + Healthy Fat

I would suggest a modified ornish plan.
Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it!
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Ornish also includes healthy relationships in his plan -- best to connect meaningfully with others while practicing good food plan, exercise, and meditation.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vigorous exercise

And strength training can both help increase metabolism. If you're not used to exercising, start gradually with walking and work up to 25 minutes of vigorous exercise, like running, cycling, or tennis, 3 times a week and strength training twice a week.
Exercise doesn't have much effect on cholesterol level. For high cholesterol, reduce saturated fat, which is found in animal products.

In brief: Vigorous exercise

And strength training can both help increase metabolism. If you're not used to exercising, start gradually with walking and work up to 25 minutes of vigorous exercise, like running, cycling, or tennis, 3 times a week and strength training twice a week.
Exercise doesn't have much effect on cholesterol level. For high cholesterol, reduce saturated fat, which is found in animal products.
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