Friday, January 14, 2011

Lower Your Cholesterol and Live Longer

If you don't know your what your numbers are regarding cholesterol, FIND OUT! If like most people you know what they are but want to get them down a little, read on. #1 , Reduce fat and cholesterol from your diet. #2 Increase your level of activity and maintain a healthy body weight. #3 Add the following to your diet: Salmon, avocado, beans, blueberries, tea, and apples.
Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It lowers bad LDL's, raises good HDL's and lowers bad triglycerides. Avocados are a good source of mono unsaturated fats and help raise good HDL''s which help lower bad HDL's. They also are a rich source of beta sitosterols which help block the absorption of cholesterol from foods. Beans are a good source of soluble fiber. A cup a day can reduce cholesterol 10% in 6 weeks. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants called pterostibene (like those in red wine) which lower LDL's. Tea is rich in anti oxidants called flavanoids and can relax blood vessels and prevent blood clots. Apples are rich in fiber and pectin as well as some of the most powerful anti oxidants like quercetin, phloridzin and chlorogenci acid. These help lower the bad LDL's and raise the good HDL's.

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