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Foods That Can Help Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol containing foods, only cause a minimal increase of blood cholesterol levels.

It is possible to reduce your cholesterol significantly by modifying your diet.

Dr. David Williams recommends:

1.  Eating more alkaline producing foods and less acid producing foods.

2.  Eggs - The lecithin in the yolk can actually reduce blood chholesterol levels!

3.  Onions - Raises the good HDL cholesterol numbers and reduces the
potential for blood clots!

4.  Fiber  including oats, oat bran, legumes, apple pectin, grapefruit pectin, psyllium and guar gum.        

5.  Fish and fish oil, which lowers triglycerides as well as cholesterol levels, lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and clogged arteries.

6.  Flaxseed - Flaxseed is rich in alpha linolenic acid, which has a similar effect as fish oil.

You should consult your physician prior to changing your diet or taking supplements since certain foods and/or supplements are contraindicated to take with specific drugs!

For more information:

http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/foods-to-reduce-cholesterol/

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psumba September 25, 2012 at 02:50 PM
If eating eggs, make sure that they are not fried hard. Oxidized cholesterol from hard fried eggs is the most dangerous form to ingest. Here's my healthy breakfast alternative ... that is like desert for breakfast! Place the following in a blender and liquify. - 1 cup Shoprite non-fat pro-biotic yogurt - 1 tbsp Stevia (sweetener) - 3 tsp Whole Flaxseed (available in the "specialty flour" section at ShopRite) or Chia Seeds (you might want to start with 1 tsp and work up to three) - 1 cup Frozen Blueberries (buy them in ShopRite's bulk frozen foods section - 4 lb for $9.90) I usually add more frozen blueberries so that I get a smoothie that is more like soft ice cream in consistency! You need to have the blender chop up the flaxseeds so that they release their oils to be digested. Having a smoothie like this on most days and cutting back my simple carbs (sugar, ice cream, white flour-based products, etc.) has enabled me to lose 30lbs & counting! Your results may vary!!!
Evangel, Michael S., DC September 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I agree that the healthiest way to eat eggs are not to overcook them. The less an egg is cooked, the higher amounts of amino acids are bioavailable. Raw eggs have the highest protein bioavailability of any whole food at a score of 100. Care must be taken when consuming raw eggs because of the possibility of salmonella. Fresh eggs from free range chickens have the least probability of being contaminated with salmonella. The best protein supplement in my opinion is cold processed whey protein made from organic milk from grass fed cows.

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