My husband’s cholesterol has been steadily climbing and yesterday the total cholesterol tested at 260. His good cholesterol was only 30. The testing nurse is giving him until August to get it under control naturally. Her only suggestion was to eat oatmeal and exercise.
He does not exercise and makes no attempt at all to make healthy eating choices, and I know I can’t change that but I can change our dinners and what food I bring into the house. My kids are horrible eaters so I hope these changes will improve their diets, as well. But as I said, I guess I need some easy recipes or snack tips. Maybe that’s where I need to start.
My immediate thoughts?
fish, chia, flax and/or coromega for the omega 3’s.
add in a serving a day of nuts for their mono and poly unsaturated fats (lower the bad LDL cholesterol)
Plant sterols also lower LDL cholesterols. Look for them in foods (this is a hotly debated topic. more on a later post. the same applies to soy and lowering cholesterol).
Fiber Fiber Fiber
egg whites or egg substitute in everything.
as far as INCREASING HDLs these foods are great to add in/increase amounts: walnuts, avocados, barley, macadamia nuts, rice bran/oat bran, beans, some studies show orange juice (!) can increase HDL, and onions.
When we had a similar situation up in herre I actually liked this site for healthy recipes (kinda sale-y I know—but they were good none the less)
ok, the MizFit is off to don her BabyMama bandanna so Im tossing it back to ya’ll as Im confident you have some insights for our emailer.
please to comment away.