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Lower choleterol without drugs
meb129 posted:
I also had cholesterol numbers that kept inching higher. At 237 my dr. suggested meds. I don't want to go that route so took a good look at my diet. I thought I ate healthy, but really, my daily poached egg on dense wheat toast with butter had to go. Same for the half and half I put in my one morning cup of coffee (probably near 1/4 cup! I like it light). Now I put skim milk in that coffee and drink a glass of skim milk before going to bed (I think I sleep better). I also started eating slow-cooked oatmeal for breakfast and homemade hummus sandwiches for lunch, more celery and carrots for afternoon snacks at work, and an occasional apple. I do not like to eat a sweet breakfast so I put salt and pepper on my oats. I try to walk more. I still eat chocolate. Within 4 mos. I was able to lower my cholesterol to 193 (and lose a little weight). I hope some of these suggestions are helpful.
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LindaRex responded:
I love to hear that. Thanks. If you want to really feel and look good, get rid of the dirty cow's milk and try almond milk. You will get more calcium and loose a lot more weight.
KristaCoroWise responded:
Great job! you can also try adding foods fortified with plant sterols to your diet. Plant sterols are natural cholesterol reducers, and found in plants, nuts, and seeds. Products like Smart Balance HeartRight milk and Corazonas tortilla chips have CoroWise plant sterols, which are actually backed by an FDA health claim.
GeoffPA responded:
What kind of chocolate are you eating? I heard that dark chocolate was actually good for blood flow through the heart and brain due to it's ability to fight and kill antioxidants. (Resource - )
billh99 replied to GeoffPA's response:
I like 85% bars.

There are several brands, but I like the Lindt.

I eat 2 squares, 0.7 oz, with my black coffee in the morning.

I like the flavor, but you need to savory it and wait for it to melt in your mouth to bring out the flavor.
stevebeckam replied to billh99's response:
can you tell, will yeast cells count cells cause any problems, while having cholesterol rich foods?
billh99 replied to stevebeckam's response:
What kind of yeast cells are you talking about?

BTW, for most people most of their cholesterol is made in the body and ingested from food.

But most foods that have high levels of cholesterol are also high is a type if saturated fat that does causes the body to raise the amount of cholesterol in the body.

But not all. Eggs and some fish have high levels of cholesterol, but low sat. fat levels.

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