(14 Posts)
DropInTheOcean54 Fri 26-Jun-20 00:02:07

Top tips for reducing sky high cholesterol levels. I am sprinkling chia and flax seeds on every meal, reducing carbs, having porridge and fresh fruit for breakfast. I am drinking gallons of water which I did before anyway, lots of salmon, tuna, chicken breast, avocado, salad, turmeric etc. Any good recipes you know? I am enjoying the food but need a bit of inspiration! Thank you in advance.

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sadie9 Fri 26-Jun-20 08:07:14

Diet works a small bit. I had very high cholesterol, it runs in my family. I take statin tablet daily as dietary changes don't impact it enough.
I don't have to constantly about it then. I just eat fairly healthy and eat the foods the high in saturates very sparingly.

Splodgetastic Fri 26-Jun-20 08:17:28

I feel the pain! I am young but will have to go on statins soon, as I cannot control it through diet that easily. It run in the family. DF also slim, eats healthily, active lifestyle etc. I eat low fat and lots of veg, so maybe it would be even worse if I didn’t. Unfashionable now, but Rosemary Conley is handy for recipes - nice curries!

Splodgetastic Fri 26-Jun-20 08:19:17

I am not keen to go on statins, because I love grapefruits - it’s my weekend breakfast treat! But I guess I’ll have to.

Elephantsandsweetcorn Fri 26-Jun-20 08:53:34

Beans are really good - you could make a bean casserole. Haricot, butter beans, chickpeas, kidney etc mixed with passata, it's really nice

Oats, oatbran, raisins etc are good for lowering too

DropInTheOcean54 Fri 26-Jun-20 10:28:44

Thankyou all. Mine is FH too so I’m combining statins with diet changes. So far so good but I’m getting bored!

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Iamnotacerealkiller Fri 26-Jun-20 10:45:17

Studies have shown a ketogenic diet can, in many people improve lots of health markers including inflamation, blood sugar and cholesterol. It's considered daddy by many but has been used as a treatment for lots of things for more then a century.

The diet usually increases good cholesterol and reduces bad. There is very little clinical evidence that natural fat (I.e. from dairy, eggs meat etc) causes high cholesterol. Transfer and processed fat does.


Iamnotacerealkiller Fri 26-Jun-20 10:45:55

Faddy not daddy!

DropInTheOcean54 Sat 27-Jun-20 11:07:55

Iamnotacerealkiller That sounds good, I have looked at that before but I will re investigate - thanks for the tip!

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onlinelinda Sun 28-Jun-20 05:08:41

Cholesterol is also related to weight. I lowered mine by losing 1.5 stones after I had a poor reading, to acceptable BMI levels. It worked for me. One contributor to lowering which you could add in is one of those cholesterol lowering drinks a day, from the supermarket.

Splodgetastic Sun 28-Jun-20 07:41:47

It can be related to weight but not always.

DropInTheOcean54 Sun 28-Jun-20 10:03:50

onlinelinda I am 9 stone and 5'4: so it unlikely to be weight related. It is hereditary - or so the doctor believes. I am still addressing my diet though as I want to attack this from all angles! Just losing a bit of inspiration recipe wise. I do get those drinks from the supermarket too. Thank you though :-).

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FuckyNel Sun 28-Jun-20 17:25:38

I’m seeing a lipid consultant this week due to mine 9.6 and also very high tryglicerides of 5.8. I am interested to see other people’s levels! I also have suspected FH. Also been started on atorvastatin 40mg

DropInTheOcean54 Sun 28-Jun-20 21:10:48

It is worrying isn't it FuckyNel. I am on statins too (20mg), I was put on them pretty much immediately! Not sure about other levels though, I think they were OK. but he cholesterol reading was 9 which was a massive shock to me and the doctor!

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