Monday, February 22, 2010

3 Steps To Lowering Cholesterol

If you were diagnosed with high cholesterol, your doctor probably urged, no, demanded that you implement lifestyle changes and take medications that would speed up the process. After all, high cholesterol is the red carpet that rolls out towards diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. If you are up to the challenge of lowering your cholesterol levels, here is a three-step guide:

1. Practice portion control.
You eat foods that are low in cholesterol all you want, but it won't work if you don't follow portion control. Too much of a good thing can still spell disaster. Hence, eating a bowlful of nuts in one go is not advised. Stick to a handful of nuts and palm-sized serving of lean meat.

2. Load up on the fiber. Fiber is not only great for keeping you regular, it's also good for flushing out excess fat. Excess fat clings to fiber on the way out of your system. So load up on oats and produce.

3. Take up with tuna.
Tuna, salmon, and other fatty fish are rich in Omega-3, a heart-boosting fatty acid. So if you need the protein, go for tuna.

-Tin Gonzaga

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails