Cholesterol Diet By Dr. James Merchino, DC, MS, ND Let’s talk today about a cholesterol lowering
diet. What is a cholesterol lowering diet, and can diet really make a difference? The
truth is, 90% of all high cholesterol problems can actually be resolved using the right diet
and lifestyle program. This has sort of been missing from the conversation.
Here is what you have to do. It’s good to try and eat very little, if any, saturated
fat; that means getting your total saturated fat down below 15 grams a day. The average
North American has 70-80 grams of saturated fat a day. What is the problem with that?
It’s that eating saturated fat is what turns on cholesterol production. Because you need
cholesterol to transport that fat around the body, the extra cholesterol gets lodged in
the artery walls and you end up with vascular disease.
The same thing happens when you’re eating food that has a lot of trans fat, and again
with very deep fried foods. Even if you’re on a vegetarian type of a diet, something
like eating deep fried potato chips or even deep fried sweet potatoes, you’re running
the same risk to a large degree. There are foods that help to lower cholesterol,
like beans and peas and other foods that contain soluble fiber which literally drag cholesterol
out of your body. Consuming more soy products also lowers cholesterol. And you have to watch
that you don’t over consume sugary foods because some of those extra sugars will get
converted into fat and will turn on cholesterol production as a side effect.
To understand the details for how to make this happen in a very practical and realistic
way, I suggest you immediately download my Cholesterol Lowering Lifestyle Program from
this site. And start acting on the strategies outlined right away.
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