Cholesterol Advice

Be Careful About What You Eat

Those having high level of LDL cholesterol must increase the intake of foods low in cholesterol. Such diets are of great help in lowering cholesterol levels. You must consult a doctor who can give you the suitable recommendations depending on your, gender, age, lifestyle and other factors. A fat free diet would be of a great help in controlling your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.  Adequate exercise must accompany a controlled diet in order to reduce cholesterol.

Drugs should be the last resort and you should give preference to dietary restrictions and exercise. Any medication should be the last resort because of the possible side effects.

Instead of Beef and Pork, you should eat lean poultry. Increase consumption of high fiber vegetables and fruit.  Green vegetables must form a regular part of your food. Avoid dairy products and drink skimmed milk. Oatmeal is a heart healthy food and helps to regulate cholesterol levels. Use vegetable oils such as sunflower and olive oil for cooking, instead of animal based fats like butter or lard. Animal based fats are very high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Vegetables oils contain essential PUFA and omega-3 fatty acids that help to control your cholesterol levels.

Increase consumptions of foods rich in vitamins A, E and niacin. These vitamins are effective cholesterol reducing agents and can substitute medicine for cholesterol reduction. Eat healthy and stay healthy. Natural vegetable based foods with whole grains are heart healthy.

Fish is a food that contains high amounts of omega-3 acids and is good for you and your heart. Replace your meat dishes with either fish or chicken.

If you are careful about the food that you eat, you can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.