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High Cholestrol: Need food that will help cut out cholestrol from my diet without just eating greens.

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SwissCheese Mon 16-Feb-09 17:53:01

Have had a very high cholesterol reading. I eat what I thought was quite a heathly diet with stews, salad etc but also like my fresh pasta / red wine / meat etc, which I understand is a contributer to it.

I get really irritable if I don't have something substantial as I swim and run.

I'd have thought with exercise / diet I wouldn't have such a problem, but hey ho!

Everyone I have spoken to tells me what not to eat, but they don't say what is good at lowering it.
Any suggestions?

Ivykaty44 Mon 16-Feb-09 21:01:51

porridge oats help to get ride of bad cholestral.

Did you have a blood sample taken from your arm and sent away for testing - and not eat for is it 8 hours before the test? Did they give you the counts for both types of cholestral? The good cholestral and the bad cholestral?

Ivykaty44 Mon 16-Feb-09 21:13:59

Barley and wheat - so pearl barley in your stew and wholemeal breads rather than white.

Beans and lentils, put in some red split lentils to your stew or make a dalh with tomatoes not cocnut cream. Beans, think chcikpeas, kidney beans pop them in a vegtable chilli or a mince chilli.

Carrots contain pectin which has been shown to lower cholesterol, apples, citrus fruits, strawberries, and raspberries also contain pectin. Snack on carrots and humous, fruit salads or fruit on or with breakast.

Garlic is really good at lowering cholestral. Use in your stews

Nuts such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds. These are good for snacking

Sesame seeds, celery, lettuce, asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, ginger, squash. Salad with these and an oily fish.

Seafood such as salmon, tuna, and sardines are rich in omega-3s. It can also be found in soybean, and olive oil.

Hope this helps.

avacado

corblimeymadam Mon 16-Feb-09 21:30:32

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Miyazaki Mon 16-Feb-09 21:43:04

I think 1 glass of red wine a day has shown to lower cholesterol...

(some good news!)

SwissCheese Tue 17-Feb-09 13:49:18

THanks all.

No they didn't tell me which were good or bad although it was sent away for testing. I will ask.

Have bought the Benecol (quite expensive!) so will use sparingly.

Looking at the list IvyKate i'm already eating most of that, so should help. I think I will ask for a retest - wonder what an appropriate time span would be to see any significant results?

AS for the glass of red......What a treat!

SwissCheese Tue 17-Feb-09 13:49:19

THanks all.

No they didn't tell me which were good or bad although it was sent away for testing. I will ask.

Have bought the Benecol (quite expensive!) so will use sparingly.

Looking at the list IvyKate i'm already eating most of that, so should help. I think I will ask for a retest - wonder what an appropriate time span would be to see any significant results?

AS for the glass of red......What a treat!

Ivykaty44 Tue 17-Feb-09 15:00:43

Garlic apparently can change the balance by 10% -15% so worth getting a clove of garlic each day - dont use sparingly!!

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