High cholesterol foods to prevent or reduce levels

Written by: Dr. Luis Asmarats Mercadal
Published: | Updated: 24/05/2018
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.

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By Dr. Luis Asmarats Mercadal
Internal Medicine

Former residence of Internal Medicine, specializing in Intensive Care in Strasbourg, France. Spanish and French titles, performing further studies in the United States. Dr, Asmarats has over 25 years experience as Director of the Intensive Medicine and Internal Medicine Clinic Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Founding member of the Barcelona Association of Spain Health and Health. Co-Coordinator of the "flavor with Health" since 2008 initially in La Vanguardia and later in El Periodico de Catalunya.

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