High cholesterol foods to prevent or reduce levels

Written by: Dr. Luis Asmarats Mercadal
Edited by: Top Doctors®

high cholesterol, cholesterol diet, cholesterol prevention Although genetic characteristics determine the level of cholesterol is in our body, we can control or reduce our blood cholesterol through what we eat. The first raised Internal Medicine , after detecting a case of high cholesterol, is a change in diet.

A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lowfat milk and fish is recommended, especially blue. Salmon, sardines or mackerel, for example, are high in Omega 3, an element that helps lower cholesterol and is also anti-inflammatory and has antithrombotic properties, which also reduces the risk of coronary or vascular disease cerebral. The consumption of nuts, especially walnuts, are also advised since they also contain Omega 3.

Moreover, it is much better to avoid fried foods and boil, roast or grilled cooking. Also avoid meats and red meat, it is preferable to eat skinless chicken or turkey. Consuming olive oil and vegetable oils avoid excess (coconut, palm, palmist). There shall be no abuse of cheeses and butters eliminate, commercial sauces, precooked, sugary drinks, alcohol, high alcohol and salty snacks.

Combined with an optimal feeding natural food supplements help reduce LDL cholesterol absorption, such excess cholesterol accumulates in the arteries. The consumption of 2.5 grams of plant sterols can reduce LDL cholesterol up to 15%. Others such as monacolin K, a natural component of red yeast rice, or Lactobacillus platarum regulate cholesterol both body that adopted the diet.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Luis Asmarats Mercadal
Internal Medicine

Previous residency of Internal Medicine, specialty in Intensive Medicine in Strasbourg, France. Spanish and French degrees, carrying out the expansion of studies in the United States. Dr. Asmarats has more than 25 years of experience as Director of the Intensive Medicine and Internal Medicine services of the Sagrada Familia Clinic in Barcelona. Founding member of the Barcelona Health Association and also of Spain Salud. Co-Coordinator of the section "Taste with Health" since 2008, initially in La Vanguardia and, later, in El Periódico de Catalunya. He is Vice President of the Barcelona Foundation and Spain-Health.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

View Profile

Overall assessment of their patients

TOPDOCTORS utiliza cookies propias y de terceros para facilitar su experiencia como usuario de nuestra web y captar datos estadísticos mediante el análisis de sus datos de navegación. Si usted continúa con la navegación, entendemos que nos ofrece su consentimiento para el uso de cookies. Puede cambiar la configuración de cookies u obtener más información here.