Food for Thought: More natural ways to lower cholesterol
29
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /


ANC: IN LAST WEEK’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT, WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A NATURAL WAY TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL. TONIGHT.. A SECOND NATURAL OPTION IF YOU’RE AMONG THE 40 PERCENT OF AMERICANS WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL. REGISTERED DIETITIAN NANCY DELL HAS THE DETAILS. NANCY: THAT’S RIGHT. LAST WEEK WE TOLD YOU ABOUT STANOLS AND STEROL. YOU CAN CHECK OUR WEB SITE IF YOU MISSED IT. TONIGHT WE TELL YOU ABOUT PSYLLIUM SEED TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL. PSYLLIUM IS A SOLUBLE FIBER. IT IS SOLD AS A POWDER OR CAPSULE AND IS COMMONLY USED TO TREAT CONSTIPATION. BUT IT CAN ALSO LOWER LDL CHOLESTEROL 5 TO 15 PERCENT. PSYLLIUM FORMS A GEL IN THE SMALL INTESTINE AND PREVENTS CHOLESTEROL FROM ENTERING THE BLOOD STREAM. YOU NEED TO 7 GRAMS OR MORE SOLUBLE FIBER A DAY, BEFORE MEALS, TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL. IT IS AN OPTION TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU NEED TO OR WANT TO AVOID CHOLESTEROL LOWERING MEDICATIONS. OATS ALSO CONTAIN A SOLUBLE FIBER THAT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL YOU WOULD NEED TO EAT 1 AND ONE HALF CUPS OR MORE OATMEAL A DAY TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT. WITH FOOD FOR THOUGHT, I’M NANCY DELL.


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