New and better ways to take control of cholesterol levelshave been experienced to decrease the risk of heart attacks.
First, the amount of cholesterol our body needs to function properly: The fact is that our body needs a very small amount of it to function properly.
Another fact is that we may get too much saturated fat and cholesterol in our diet which can cause plaque to build up in our arteries, which may lead to heart disease.
Proto-industrialisation (LDL) is know as BAD cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the GOOD cholesterol. The HDL helps clear the bad cholesterol from our blood.
We need to change our diet habits to lower our LDL and raise our HDL cholesterol. In order to do that, we must switch to a diet low in fat. Do you know that the average people in North America get 37% of their calories intake from fat?
It's easier said than done but the truth is that to lower the amount of fat in our diet, we must eat less red meat and more fruits and vegetables... substitute whole milk for nonfat milk... and eat more oat bran and soluble fiber. One is Psyllium, for instance, which can be found at the regular grocery store, next to the cereals.
Most of us eat super-sized meals. Our portions are twice the size recommended for good health. The normal serving of meat or fish should equal to the size of the palm of our hand, the size of our fist and a serving of cooked vegetables, rice and pasta should fit in our cupped hand... That leads us to think, doesn't it? Therefore, eating too much contributes to weight gain and high cholesterol.The best way to help control both is to eat five to nine servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
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