High cholesterol foods to prevent or reduce levels

Written by: Dr. Mauricio Eugeni Montes Swanson
Edited by: Top Doctors®

high cholesterol, cholesterol diet, cholesterol prevention Although genetic characteristics determine the level of cholesterol is in our body, we can control or reduce our blood cholesterol through what we eat. The first raised Internal Medicine , after detecting a case of high cholesterol, is a change in diet.

A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lowfat milk and fish is recommended, especially blue. Salmon, sardines or mackerel, for example, are high in Omega 3, an element that helps lower cholesterol and is also anti-inflammatory and has antithrombotic properties, which also reduces the risk of coronary or vascular disease cerebral. The consumption of nuts, especially walnuts, are also advised since they also contain Omega 3.

Moreover, it is much better to avoid fried foods and boil, roast or grilled cooking. Also avoid meats and red meat, it is preferable to eat skinless chicken or turkey. Consuming olive oil and vegetable oils avoid excess (coconut, palm, palmist). There shall be no abuse of cheeses and butters eliminate, commercial sauces, precooked, sugary drinks, alcohol, high alcohol and salty snacks.

Combined with an optimal feeding natural food supplements help reduce LDL cholesterol absorption, such excess cholesterol accumulates in the arteries. The consumption of 2.5 grams of plant sterols can reduce LDL cholesterol up to 15%. Others such as monacolin K, a natural component of red yeast rice, or Lactobacillus platarum regulate cholesterol both body that adopted the diet.

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By Dr. Mauricio Eugeni Montes Swanson
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Montes Swanson is a leading vascular surgeon.

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