Foods To Avoid For High Cholesterol

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Eric Bakker, a naturopath from New Zealand. Thank you for coming back. We’re going to talk about high cholesterol. We’re going talk about heart, cholesterol,
foods, et cetera. That kind of topic. I’ve been in this health business a long time
as you’re aware of if you’ve been following my channel for some time now and I’ve seen
all kinds of health trends come and go. I’ve seen all kinds of professional advice
come and go. I’ve seen people say things earlier on that
they considered to be a strong scientific, powerful statement, which today has been debunked. So, 30 odd years is a long time to be in natural
healthcare. And one of the biggest things that really
always annoyed me was how people said that eggs were bad for your health, butter is bad
for your health, margarine is good for your health by the way, because it’s made by a
man in a factory so therefore it has to be good. If man makes it, it’s going to be good. Yeah, right. If man makes it, it’s usually crap, most particularly
a food. Okay. We’re not talking about a piece of furniture
here. We’re talking about stuff that goes in your
mouth. So a lot of misconceptions about cholesterol. A very interesting guy that I had the privilege
of getting to know for a while was Dr. Ross Walker, Australian cardiologist, quite a well-known
cardiologist in Australia and an integrative cardiologist. So, Ross has done the hard yards. He’s been involved in heart surgeries for
many years, but then he started to realize you have to prevent heart disease. Not actually pick up the broken bodies when
they go over the cliff, but to actually put up a barrier to stop them falling over in
the first place. All right. So, Ross came to New Zealand, had quite a
few interesting seminars here. One interesting one was called The Big Fat
Lie. It was all about cholesterol. Now, much of this news was not new to me because
I’d been reading about it years before, that in fact, cholesterol doesn’t make people sick,
fat and die of heart disease. Over half the people in fact that die of heart
disease don’t have elevated cholesterol, if you go and have a look at the research on
it. So, you can’t categorically say that high
cholesterol kills people. Okay. Genetics do play an important role. There’s no doubt about it. But there are other factors that account for
high cholesterol because remember the liver makes about 80% plus of the body’s cholesterol
requirement and about 15 to 20% comes in through dietary means. That’s what research has shown. So, it’s not just about what you eat, it’s
how your liver processes the stuff that you do eat. For example, if you’re drinking a lot of alcohol,
if you’re eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, if you’re drinking lots of Coca-Cola, if you’re
eating foods like that, well you’ve got trans fats which are unhealthy saturated fats. You’ve got high sugar and you’ve got lots
of colors and flavorings and crap. All these things affect your liver, especially
the alcohol. So, once you start talking like that kind
of lifestyle, I’m not interested in talking to you about lowering cholesterol. So, let’s look at cholesterol really because
cholesterol’s a starting point for all steroid hormone production in the body. Your body needs cholesterol, it needs it. It desperately needs it. Every one of your trillions of cells in your
body has got a membrane around it composed of fat. That’s how important fat is. Your body needs fat. The brain especially needs a lot of fat. So, if you look at a lot of the foods which
we were told to be careful of and avoid in fact are good foods. The foods we should avoid, okay, are obviously
the bad foods. We’re talking saturated fats, manmade takeaway
kinds of foods. We’re talking processed meats, we’re talking
nonorganic fatty beef and fatty chicken, especially the skins. And these are bad forms of fats to have inside
the body. So, when you eat those kind of foods, especially
if you’re drinking alcohol and then you’ve got a high stress lifestyle on top of that,
you’ve got a high tendency for heart disease. So, body mass index or your metabolism has
a lot to do with it as well. But if you consistently make the right choices
in your diet, even if you’ve got genetics against you, you’re still going a long way
to preventing heart disease. So what are some of the foods that you need
to avoid that are high cholesterol foods? Well, I think you know that. These are takeaway foods. These are unhealthy foods. These are processed meats like salami and
bacon and fat like that. They’re not really good foods to eat. Okay. The food you prepare at home with butter,
olive oil, home cooked meals, vegetables, fruits, lean meats, these are the healthy
foods that are not going to elevate the cholesterol. All right? So, if we break cholesterol down, we have
LDL or low-density lipoprotein, HDL, high-density lipoprotein, and we also have triglycerides,
which are another type of a component of cholesterol. And so, the LDL, the low-density, are supposed
to be the bad guys and the HDL, the high-density, are the good guys. So, the HDL lipoprotein, these are bits of
protein that carry fat on their back basically. Because cholesterol is not really something
that mixes well in blood or in water. It needs to be carried on a protein to do
its job. So too much LDL means that you’re getting
too much fat taken from the digestive system, the liver, and stuffed around in different
parts of the body, especially small arteries, which may have a little bit of damage. So just imagine you’ve got a pothole and a
guy comes along and dumps some asphalt in that pothole and runs a steam roller over,
all right. So, the pothole being like a little hole in
your artery. Next thing you’re going to get bits of lipoproteins
floating through those blood vessels. All right? Now you’re going to get an immune reaction
where that pothole is and you’re going to get a bit of stuff building up on there, and
before you know it, it becomes more of a speed bump, not a pothole, okay? And then all this crap starts building up. The immune system attacks it, it becomes an
unstable plaque, which can break off, float further down, and then bang, off you go. Goodbye. You fall asleep, you have a stroke, you have
a heart attack, whatever. But it all started with some arterial damage. All right? So be careful of the high LDL. HDL, on the other hand, takes these components
back to the liver for processing, so is actually a good cholesterol. It’s one that we really need. Triglyceride component is got more to do with
sugars and medications, I find than actually directly fats. So, if you eat the good fats, we’re talking
sesame seed oil, olive oil. We’re talking plant-based oils that are organic
and cold pressed fish oils. There are many oils that are actually quite
healthy for you. Macadamia oil, avocado oil, so these actually
have an ability to reduce inflammation in the body due to their high antioxidant content. These are the oils that we should be eating
and the fats. Check out my videos also on diet and lard
and butter and other components I talk about on this channel because there’s a lot of information
there. But suffice to say, if you keep away from
the bad stuff and incorporate the good stuff and particularly if you’ve got genetics on
your side, it’s going to go a long way towards you not getting a heart attack. Thanks for tuning in. Click on my link if you want my free paper
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