Use Your Diet for Lower Cholesterol
Old or young, male or female, sick or healthy. Irrespective of your situation, your cholesterol level is an important consideration that is imperative for you to pay heed to. Failure to adhere to this principle and you will pay the consequences. I will show you Five Foods that you must put in your diet for lower cholesterol today and use as a starting point for a healthy, cholesterol free future,
Now everyone loves snacking. Early morning coffee break, or elevenses as we in the UK like to say. Post gym energy supplement or the afternoon craving satisfier before heading home from work. It doesn’t matter when or where, but we all snack. Fortunately, we can use this vice to our benefit. By eating the following five foods, you can effectively use your diet as a way for achieving lower cholesterol.
These five foods are high in fibre, nutrients, vitamins and complex carbohydrates. They will all help keep good cholesterol levels up and bad cholesterol levels down.
1. Soy nuts and Edamame Beans: Both are forms of soy bean and while neither would be the first food most people would reach for when craving a little treat, they are both delicious. Soy protein has long been extolled for its ability to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and both of these foods contain it in abundance.
2. Nuts: A great source of mono-unsaturated fats, these delicious treats can significantly reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol. They are a little calorie ridden, however, so keep your intake to no more than 60 grams a day.
3. Red Grapes: Dark grapes contain nutrients good for your heart. They can protect your arteries from the build up of plaque that forms as a result of high LDL cholesterol levels.
4. Hummus and Vegetables: I have placed these together because they are so well suited. Dip any raw vegetable, (carrots are my favourite) into a bowl of hummus and not only will you get a delicious taste but you will be combining two great foods for your heart. Hummus contains the Garbanzo bean, which has been shown to lower cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Vegetables are high in fibre and that fibre rich foods prevent heart disease is well documented.
5. Sunflower seeds: A great supplier of Vitamin E, which has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease. Keep a bag handy all day to snack on whenever you feel like. Vitamin E helps to prevent blocked arteries and therefore, eventually heart attack.
I trust you will try at least some of my recommendations, if not all. Using your diet for lower cholesterol is really the best and most natural way to remain heart healthy. After all, wouldn’t we all rather keep that visit to the Doctor away for as long as possible, if not forever? Follow my steps and this can easily be achieved.