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Cholesterol Demon

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last year my cholesterol numbers rose above the minimum. I thought that I was doing good but not good enough because the numbers have not budged. So for two weeks I am following the Spark food plan. The major changes are reducing the amount of meat and increasing the amount of oatmeal, reducing the amount of margarine I use and increasing the amount of fruit, and finally eliminating full fat cheese. I love cheese, wine and coffee. Reduced fat cheese is just not the same but I am willing to do this for two weeks. The wine and coffee stay. I have lost another pound so this may work out. I have added interval walking every other day. So three days down and 11 to go.
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    I'm a retired coronary nurse. I don't worry much about total cholesterol as it is not a true indicator of heart disease risk. Most of the cholesterol in your body is manufactured by your liver, only 15 t0 20% of it comes from food. C-reactive protein is a much better indicator of heart health. The important things to concentrate on your lipid profile are your HDL, triglycerides, and HDL/LDL ratio. The best way to lower cholesterol is to not smoke, limit alcohol, exercise, lose weight, consume omega 3 oils, get fiber, and cut back on the worthless carbs. Coffee drinking raises cholesterol.
    2678 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/25/2012 12:38:27 PM
    2678 days ago
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