Heart disease is the number one killer in most countries. It is mainly caused by clogging up of the arteries by a fatty substance known as atheroma, which comes from having too much ‘fat’ in the blood. This serious process is called atherosclerosis- the condition that can lead to heart attack or stroke. There are 2 types of fat that cause damage if their levels are too high- cholesterol and triglyceride. A special blood test is taken after fasting for at least 12 hours can tell if one or both of these fats are too high.
If your triglyceride level is too high, fixing the problem is quite straightforward because it is mainly due to being overweight. It is caused by having too many calories in the diet, especially from sugar and other carbohydrates and high-calorie drinks (e.g. soft drinks and alcohol, in particular beer). The aim is to get your weight down to an ideal level.
Most people can lower the level through changing their diet. It has been shown that it is necessary to lose excess weight in order to get our cholesterol down. Foods rich in carbohydrates eg starchy foods (such as bread, rice and pasta) should be avoided.
· Keep to your ideal weight
· Take a high fibre diet eg green leafy vegetables
· Eat fish at least twice a week
· Beware of fast foods
· Avoid deep fried foods
· Take regular exercise
· Avoid biscuits in between meals
· Drink more water
· Do not smoke
It is imperative to reduce your intake of carbohydrates, and avoid all foods with a High Glycemic Index, which leads to elevated blood glucose after meals, prompting the increase of Insulin, a hormone that manages the level of blood glucose in the blood. Insulin removes glucose from the blood by turning the excess blood glucose into fats in your body, especially visceral fat around your organs and tummy.
THE LOW CHOLESTEROL DIET
FOODS TO AVOID SUITABLE FOODS
Wheat All Wheat & Gluten containing foods
Eggs Whole eggs, egg yolks, Egg whites
Milk Whole milk and its products- Low- fat milk, skim milk & its products-
ice-cream, cream cottage & ricotta cheese, buttermilk,
yoghurt, condensed milk non-fat yoghurt, butter, cheese
Organ meats Brains, liver, liverwurst. kidney, -
Seafood Prawns, squid (calamari),
fish roe, Fresh
wild fish, scallops,oysters,
canned fish in
oil (e.g. sardines) canned fish in water, small
amounts of lobster & crab
Meat Fatty meats- bacon, ham, Rabbit,
veal (without fat), lean cuts
sausages, salami, canned meats, of grass-fed beef, lamb & pork
turkey, duck, goose,
preferable free range
Bakery food Pies, pastries, cakes, doughnuts, Homemade items if proper gluten-
biscuits, bread free ingredients used
Fast food Fried chicken, chips, fish -
dim sums, hot dogs, pizzas
Nuts Peanuts Cashews,
macadamia nuts, Pecan nuts,
hazelnuts, coconut, walnuts
Fruit and Sweet fruits eg Mango, Bananas, All other fruits in moderate quantities
Vegetables Pineapples Green leafy vegetables are important
Miscellaneous Gravies, potato chips, fudge, Rice, tea, coffee
coffee whitener & other creamers
Gluten containing foods eg Pasta
Oils and fats Saturated fats- lard, margarine, Butter, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil,
palm oil & vegetable oils Flaxseed oil
Cooking methods Deep Frying Using healthy oils, boiling, baking
The cholesterol hypothesis is wrong - Dr Malcolm Kendrick, Author of the 'The Great Cholesterol Con'
Ten contradictions from the medical literature that show why the
cholesterol / saturated fat / heart disease hypothesis is wrong.
Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author of the best selling book "The Great Cholesterol Con" speaking at Rosemary Cottage Clinic Education Trust* Autumn Seminar, 27th September 2014, in Chichester West Sussex.
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