Low Cholesterol Diets

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The Truth about Low Cholesterol Diets – Deborah Land

a. Myths about Cholesterol – the Good and Bad Sides 

Most people view cholesterol as a bad thing, but the truth is there are actually two types of it. There is good cholesterol (HDL) and there is bad cholesterol (LDL). You’ll know you have too much LDL if you end up with plaques in your arteries. This results in a blood flow block in your arteries as the opening gets smaller. Your high blood cholesterol is not the result of taking in dietary cholesterol. The presence of saturated fat and Tran’s fat is the reason for the high cholesterol. Exercising often and taking in fibrous and unsaturated foods will keep your cholesterol down.

b)    The Meaning of Numbers in Cholesterol 

Adults should see to it that they have their cholesterol checked every 5 years. Four results are given to you, which will show the levels for your LDL cholesterol, Triglycerides, total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol. Should you find your cholesterol levels over or even under the normal range, you need to diet and exercise as a result.

c. Heart Protection and Vitamin E 

Vegetable oils, nuts and leafy vegetables are good sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is not proven to stop you from getting a stroke, but it can lessen your heart disease risk level.

d. Five Fabulous Foods to Decrease Cholesterol Levels 

1. Oat Bran and Oatmeal –  these have soluble fiber which can lower your LDL cholesterol levels.

2. Fish – it has a lot of omega 3 fatty acids, which are very good in decreasing LDL.

3. Nuts – nuts contain fiber and healthy fats that can bring down your LDL cholesterol level.

4. Plant Sterols – these work to lessen LDL by ten to fifteen percent and you can find this is orange juice, salad dressing, margarine and cookies.

5. Soy – this common meat replacement has the ability to lessen LDL levels by 3 %.

e. Plant Sterols and Benefits to Health 

Granola bars, Benecol Spread, fat free milk and VitaTops Muffin tops are great food sources that also have great amount of plant sterols in them. If you want to assist your heart, you can do so by eating foods rich in plant sterols and staying away from saturated fat-rich foods. It can’t, however, cancel out a diet loaded with saturated fats. To keep your cholesterol in check mad make sure it stays down, you must exercise often and eat healthy.

 About the Author – Deborah Land writes for www.cholesterolloweringdiets.net , her personal hobby blog focused on tips to eat healthy to prevent high cholesterol.




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  1. Good list of cholesterol lowering foods. Don’t forget green tea, which has been proven in numerous clinical trials to lower LDL cholesterol. Pectin-rich fruits like apples also help.