“Too much of the bad kind – or not enough of the good kind – increases the chances that cholesterol will start to slowly build up in the inner walls of arteries that feed the heart and brain.” American Heart Assoc.
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WARNING! High Cholesterol Is NOT Just a Problem For The Elderly Anymore..
If you think high cholesterol is only a problem for older folks.
You might be suprised to learn the the American Heart Association is now advising, you should start getting your cholesterol levels regularly tested once you’ve turned 20.
They’re also advising that young children should be tested if their parents or grandparents have a history of high total cholesterol levels.
In this article, you will discover:
- Which one is the GOOD cholesterol and which one is the BAD cholesterol.
- The dangers of associated with high cholesterol levels.
- And 4 foods, science tells us can help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) talking about cholesterol levels advises: Via heart.org
There are actually two types of cholesterol: “bad” and “good.”
LDL cholesterol is the bad kind.
HDL is the good kind.
Too much of the bad kind — or not enough of the good kind — increases the chances that cholesterol will start to slowly build up in the inner walls of arteries that feed the heart and brain.
If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, a heart attack or stroke can result. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
So in a nut-shell, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the bad kind. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is good kind.
This can then put you at risk of a heart attack or a stroke.
However it’s not all “doom and gloom”
Because the AHA also tells us that “high cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors”.
This means we can do something about it. Read on to find 4 foods can actually lower your cholesterol.
4 Foods Proven To Lower Your Cholesterol..
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Published an article on June 5th, 2018 reporting on the finding of a study released in 2011. In their article they revealed the 4 foods proven to be effective in lowering your cholesterol levels. via medicalnewstoday.com
These foods are:
- Plant protein obtained either from soy-based foods such as tofu, soy milk, or other soy-based meat substitutes, or from pulses such as beans, peas, chickpeas, or lentils
- Soluble fiber, such as “oats, barley, psyllium, eggplant, okra, apples, oranges, or berries”
- Margarine enhanced with plant sterols, or “cholesterol-like” compounds that can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereals.
Later on in the same article they give more go into more details on what amounts of these 4 foods were recommended in the study: via medicalnewstoday.com
Specifically, the Portfolio diet recommends a daily intake of 42 grams of nuts, 20 grams of soluble fiber, 2 grams of plant sterols, and 50 grams of plant protein. The amounts are based on a daily consumption of 2,000 calories.
While there is still a lot of ongoing research into heart disease and it’s causes. One thing that is clear, is dangerous cholesterol levels can be managed, if not prevented.
And by making some simple adjustments in your life and favouring certain foods. You maybe able to add years and quality to your to your life.
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