Do you have problems tolerating cholesterol medication, or do you simply wish to avoid it and manage your cholesterol naturally?
Research shows that a portfolio of certain cholesterol-lowering foods can reduce elevated cholesterol levels and may be as effective as the starting dose of a first-generation statin drug.
Studies in which people were supplied a portfolio diet have found their bad cholesterol (LDL) can drop by as much as 30 per cent! Under real living conditions, where people were given dietetic advice but prepared their own meals, the reduction was 13 per cent after one year on the diet—still more than what is possible from a low saturated-fat diet.
Significantly, those people who complied well with the portfolio eating plan sustained cholesterol reductions of 20 per cent, even after 12 months. The bottom line: stick to the recommended diet if you want it to work like medicine.
Incorporate the following four foods each day at the specified levels.
Consume these foods throughout the day for meals and snacks for maximum effectiveness. Replace fatty foods high in saturated and trans fats with monounsaturated fats from olive oil and avocado.
Dietitians can design an eating plan suitable for the whole family and not just to benefit your health.
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