Advice on How to Make a Diet Plan to Lower Cholesterol Levels

04/11/2013

Advice on How to Make a Diet Plan to Lower Cholesterol Levels

 

A big part of what contributes to your good or bad cholesterol levels is your diet. You may think you have to abandon all your favorite food or eat some sort of sawdust that tastes like cereal everyday in order to lower your cholesterol, but this is not true. There are some simple tips for your diet that will be of great help to lower your cholesterol to the recommended levels, even if you have a family history of high cholesterol.

Change those five letters of the word “diet” to a phrase that sounds more positive, such as “food planning”. As most people enjoy eating, it is important to make good nutrient choices, and make it a positive overall experience. If you are trying to lower your cholesterol, you need to pick the right food and set your mind to what you could have, instead of focusing on what you cannot.

Many of the nutrients that lower cholesterol are easy to add to a diet plan. For example, try to drink a cup of green tea instead of other beverages in the morning, since green tea is full of flavonoids. This will help the platelets sticking to each other go through without problems. However, avoid tea with milk, because milk sticks to flavonoids and eliminates them. This means you lose the apparent antioxidant benefit. Think you can’t have avocado on a healthy diet plan? Think again. Avocados are rich on fat, but this is monounsaturated fat, which is really good for you. This food has no cholesterol at all. Be conscious of the amount of calories, even on low cholesterol food which contain “good” fat. The increase on weight harms the positive results you could obtain from low cholesterol food.

Another big component to add to your diet plan is fiber. Find food with at least 5 grams of fiber per portion, to really see some of the big benefits of lowering your cholesterol.

Learn more about how to adapt your diet with rich, good nutrients for your health by following the natural advice from the book “Cholesterol Never Again” by clicking on the link below:

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