Low Cholesterol Diet
There are many sources of energy that the body can tap into. Fat is by all means a major source of such energy. However, too much fat can be very bad for the body; it can cause blockage within the circulatory system as it raises blood cholesterol levels in the blood stream. Such blockage increases the risk of a heart attack and a stroke.
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How to limit cholesterol
One of the goals of the low cholesterol diet is, of course, to limit the amount of fat you eat. People should also cut back on their sodium intake. An increase of complex carbohydrates and fiber is also a necessary part of the plan. As a rule of thumb, you should eat 20-30 grams of fiber a day. People should limit sugar and alcohol, as they are high in calories and low in nutrition. When considering what meat to eat, you should choose carefully. Red meats tend to be high in fat and can be detrimental to your health. Chicken and poultry are often a good substitute.
Sacrifice foods now and reap the rewards later in life
Check out the nutritional labels of foods that you think are violating the norms of the diet. Beyond that, a low cholesterol diet may not be quite as tasty, but it may add some years to your life. Giving up cheeseburgers for a couple months just might be worth it.
Cholesterol Lowering Diet
This diet focuses on getting the dieter’s LDL (bad cholesterol) down and the HDL (good cholesterol) up by way of eliminating bad fats and incorporating the good fats found in avocados, nuts, fish and other healthy foods. Though cholesterol may be lowered by other methods, this diet is based upon the idea that incorporating healthy food choices can help lower a person’s cholesterol levels much faster.