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Lower Cholesterol Levels By Adopting These Habits

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Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

High cholesterol levels increases one’s risk of developing heart conditions, so it’s best to keep your cholesterol levels under check. Our unhealthy diets are the major contributors of high cholesterol and by eating the right foods you can actually lower your cholesterol.

Shun away saturated or trans fats. A diet that is high in saturated increases your LDL or also known as bad cholesterol, while a high count of trans fat in your diet will actually lower your HDL, also known as good cholesterol. This two edged sword will put you at great risk for various heart and liver diseases. Processed foods such as cookies, chips etc contain more saturated fat than natural foods such as meat, eggs etc. Also trans fat is only found in processed foods and nowhere in naturally occurring foods.

Eat a variety of organic foods.  To lower your cholesterol you need to opt for foods that are rich in fiber, protein, omega3’s. For instance you can add fruits, vegetables, lean animal protein, whole-grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to your diet. Some particular foods items that you should add to your diet include fish, walnut, oatmeal and olive oil.

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A Bit On Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated And Saturated Fats!

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Try including natural sources of unsaturated fats in  your daily diet!

Try including natural sources of
unsaturated fats in your daily diet!

There are three main types of fats namely saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are known to be healthier and are much needed by our bodies. Whereas saturated fats are best to be enjoyed in small amounts or else they can be fatal for health.

If in your diet you replace saturated fats for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, then both of these fats will help to decrease the cholesterol levels in the body. Polyunsaturated fats are good sources of omega 3 and omega 6 whilst monounsaturated fats are known to be rich in vitamin E, and antioxidants.

Polyunsaturated fats can be found in foods like seafood, a few vegetable oil, walnuts, Brazilian nuts and seeds.  As for monounsaturated fats they are present in foods such as olive oil, avocado, cashews, peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Whereas sources of saturated fats include animal meat, hydrogenated oils, whole fat dairy, animal bone marrow etc.

Presence of excess saturated fats will only put you at an increased risk for suffering from cardiovascular conditions, muscle inflammations and liver problems. So if you are looking to boost your health, aim to incorporate more of the unsaturated fats through natural sources and cut back on the saturated fat.

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Make The Most Out Of Your Meals

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Many of you are not aware how much the food you eat affects your life. Your body needs vital nutrients to survive, the most common and essential ones are proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  All of these contain calories which are transformed to energy to fuel your body.  Without these three nutrients your body can’t survive.

Looks complicated? Well it does not have to be

Looks complicated? Well it does not have to be

You will find most of your proteins are in meats such as chicken and other poultries, meats such as beef and pork, and fish and all types of seafood.  Vegetable-based proteins are derived mostly from soy products such as tofu, and peanuts and other nuts such as almonds.  Many dairy products such as cheese and eggs contain proteins.

Also, fats are important in your diet because without fats your brain will not function properly.  So always make sure to eat fats, these can be derived from cheeses, butter and oils.  Some fats are more beneficial than others for best brain functioning and it is also important to avoid excessive intake of fats in your diet that can cause too much weight gain.

With such a well-balanced diet your overall health will improve drastically if you have not had such balance, and the risk of you having diseases as you get older decreases.  The key to optimum benefit is long-term consistency.

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