How’s your Cholesterol?

Healthy Cholesterol with SalmonThe story of Cholesterol is not all bad news! It’s entirely possible to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise or maintain HDL (good) cholesterol. The human body produces cholesterol and when the LDL gets too high it creates plaque. This build up congests the arteries and can cause heart disease or stroke.  So why not alter your diet to include the good and reduce the bad?    

The Good include fatty fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids like albacore tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines and wild caught salmon.The American Heart Association recommends at least two 3.5 oz. servings a week. Many pratitioners also suggest a good quality Omega 3 supplement like  Omega 3 EPA/DHA.

Other foods to help lower cholesterol include extra virgin olive oil, beans, nuts such as walnuts and almonds and oats. Garlic and turmeric are also among the healthy dietary suggestions.

There are also dietary elements to avoid which include the usual suspects: sugar and refined carbs, alcohol, caffeine and trans-fats.

Do yourself a favor! Include healthy food in your diet and consider wholesome, all-food support like Cholester-Right from Food Research

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