Photo Credit – Fruits are zero-cholesterol foods.
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What is Cholesterol?
It’s a waxy substance that travels through the blood, helping the body and keeping our arteries clear, but there is a good and bad cholesterol.
This is a review of a book I read The Cholesterol Solution Guide it was very helpful it will tell you more about what cholesterol is, so that you are aware of the need to reduce your Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), bad cholesterol levels and increase the High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol levels.
LDL is considered the bad plaque accumulation on the artery walls, but there are good and bad reasons with HDL also if interested you can download it on your Kindle.
As we age it is very important to keep our bodies healthy that means staying as low as possible in LDL Cholesterol the level of 5.5 or below is recommended for an adult.
It is said that it is the number one killer of Americans, women, and men. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk.
It’s all about lowering your Cholesterol level in thirty days without drugs, it is easier than you think to lower it, as I did, and I’m keeping it below the 5.5 level without drugs.
In many cases it is a matter of just changing your lifestyle, watching your diet, physical activity, and weight management counts a lot towards controlling it, but in some cases like my husband, it has to be controlled by drugs, as he’s eating the same foods as I do and his cholesterol is way too high, as a lot of people know different foods work differently for different people.
So this is an ideal book to invest a little money and time to read it to fully understand how this works, it tells you about, home remedies to use, food like a plate of cooked oatmeal porridge with a banana, blueberries, avocado, sliced apple or some other fruit even grapefruit.
Grapefruit s one I query, as the pills my husband is taking, say’s “avoid grapefruit and it’s juice”, which he does, but he eats oranges and lemons, which to me is in the same category
Also explains about Eggplant, Cinnamon, Garlic, Apple Cider, Cranberry and Red Wine for lowering your levels of LDL Cholesterol
Suggestion for lunch, try some fish, like salmon or tuna, my husband likes eating tinned sardines, but be wary of the smell ( I don’t like that smell on his breath). Also, it is said that Salmon in Top 8 Cholesterol Lowering Foods.
Photo Credit and the recipe. This is a nice dish for a hot summers day
A side dish consisting of fresh tomato and salmon salad. It was introduced to Hawaiians by early western sailors. It is typically prepared by mixing raw salted, diced salmon with tomatoes, sweet gentle Maui onions (or sometimes green onion), and occasionally flakes of hot red chili pepper, or crushed ice. It is always served cold. Other variations include salmon, diced tomato, diced cucumber, and chopped sweet onion.
More about Cholesterol
So many things are explained in this book, that I didn’t know, and I have been struggling with meals for my husband for many years now, trying to combat that high cholesterol level, I have applied some of this very helpful info.
There has been increasing interest in oatmeal in recent years because of its health benefits. Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, because of its soluble fibre content. As a child, a plate of oatmeal porridge was a must every day, good start to a cold day as well as being very healthy, My husband is eating this every morning, mainly because of the fibre he requires to maintain a daily working body and no constipation.
There are many other ways you can get oatmeal into your diet besides porridge, if you don’t like it, try using it in cookies, which I prefer.
Do you have High Cholesterol?
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