A nutritionist told me how to reduce the bad cholesterol in the blood.
Include in your diet fish cold seas, consume daily 400 grams of vegetables, greens and fruits, don’t forget about flax seed and Chia.
Nutritionist-therapist Julia povoroznyk called a few simple ways to reduce bad cholesterol.
As noted by the expert, there are quite a lot of products that increase the level of bad cholesterol, among them – and loved by many. “A blood test for lipid profile – lipid profile -shows the blood concentration of total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and VLDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). In violation of lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis progresses, respectively, appear premature aging, heart attacks, stroke. The level of bad cholesterol increase the sugar, sweets, flour, fructose, TRANS-fats and products that contain them, roast the nuts and seeds, fast food, cakes, pastries, cookies. And also an excess of saturated fat in the diet (the most harmful fatty meat)”, – the doctor wrote on his page in Facebook.
To raise HDL and lower total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL and the atherogenic index, the expert recommends some simple steps. “Lean on deepwater fish of cold seas: herring, mackerel, wild salmon, trout. Eat fish three times a week. Meat – two to three times a week. Preferably eat poultry and eggs. Or grown on farms in the free results (a bird that ate grass). It would be good to take omega 3 in capsules with a high ratio of docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) fatty acids. A course of at least three months. Flax seeds, Chia plant sources of omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid) and dietary fiber promotes the excretion of cholesterol through the feces. Consume daily 400 grams of vegetables, herbs, berries and fruits.
At the same vegetables in the diet should be two times more than fruit. And do not rush to drink the statins (drugs to lower cholesterol), first better your diet, check TSH (shows how the thyroid gland works), glycated hemoglobin,” said the doctor.