• Queryman

    Besides physical exercise, following tips on diet will help lower cholesterol:

    Like many fruit juices, pomegranate juice contains antioxidants, especially polyphenols. However, pomegranate juice contains antioxidants at much higher levels than other fruit juices. Antioxidants are thought to provide several heart-protecting benefits, including reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol. Most studies have used a daily dose of 1.5 ounces of pomegranate juice to ensure maximum benefits. Other good fruits are blackberry, pineapple, apple, grapes, orange & strawberry.

    Lean meat, poultry and fish, low-fat dairy products, and egg whites or egg substitutes are some of your best sources of protein. But be careful to choose lower fat options, such as skim milk rather than whole milk and skinless chicken breasts rather than fried chicken patties

    Fish is another good alternative to high-fat meats. And certain types of fish are heart healthy because they’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower blood fats called triglycerides. You’ll find the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel and herring. Other sources are flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans and canola oil.

    Legumes — beans, peas and lentils — also are good sources of protein and contain less fat and no cholesterol, making them good substitutes for meat. Substituting soy protein for animal protein — for example, a soy burger for a hamburger — will reduce your fat and cholesterol intake.

    Vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals; they are low in calories and rich in dietary fiber. Vegetables and fruits also contain substances found in plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease.

    Whole grains are good sources of fiber and other nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure and heart health. Easy way to add whole grains to your diet is ground flaxseed. Flaxseeds are small brown seeds that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower your total blood cholesterol.

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  • Sheela*Leanne

    For sure it does. You can dramatically lower your cholesterol.
    High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke as everyone knows. By lowering your cholesterol, you can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque in the artery walls, narrowing your arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis. It can make it more difficult for blood to flow through your heart and body, putting you at increased risk of circulatory problems, heart disease and stroke.

    You can;
    Reduce your fat intake to 20-35% of your daily calories.
    Choose healthy fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, found mainly in vegetable oils, nuts and fish.
    Limit your intake of saturated fat, found mainly in red meat and high-fat dairy products.
    Avoid trans fats often found in foods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, including hard margarines, fast foods and many pre-made foods. Trans fats raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.

  • champagne_diamonds

    In my opinion, it can, with the right diet and some exercise. I used to be on the highest end of the normal range of cholesterol when I was a kid. I also happened to eat a lot of processed foods because my mom worked three jobs and didn’t have the time or money for healthier home-cooked meals. As an adult, I have cut out nearly all processed food, and I actually do consume a lot of whole milk, cheese and yogurt. I also like meat, but again, I make an effort to stay away from anything processed, or what I like to call "pretend" food. I steer clear of anything with high fructose corn syrup, I try to stay away from refined sugars, anything with Calcium Disodium EDTA in the ingredients, or anything else that is a complicated name with parenthesis next to it to say it "maintains freshness," "preserves flavor", "maintains quality", "protects taste," etc. etc. I think it’s all that junk in there that is horrible for you. It causes obesity, dependency, depression, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and HIGH CHOLESTEROL. I’ve done a lot of reading on this. It might sound appalling to you, but don’t use vegetable oil. It’s the worst. Instead, use either Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Unrefined, Expeller or Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil, unbleached. It’s also great for energy. People are afraid to use anything with coconuts because of the fat content, but it’s a very natural fat, and it’s the kind of fat your body needs to burn fat, not to mention Coconut water or juice is great for hangovers. Trust me on this. I have so much more information and so little time/space. Here’s a great book to read by Bruce Fife. It’s called "Eat Fat, Look Thin." I highly recommend reading it. Also, one more thing, I’ve heard that Red Yeast Extract is good to take for high cholesterol. I would look into it if I were you. 🙂 Good luck. And smart eating.

  • bledi d

    Yes; you should also avoid smoking and alcohol; try to cope with stress and high cholesterol will go away.

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