Cholesterol Busting Diet Research Paper

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Cholesterol busting diet. The right approach… All cholesterol lowering foods might not be good for you. While attempting to choose foods to lower your cholesterol you must have a ‘horses for courses approach’. Let me explain. There are two different types of cholesterol. One is good for you. One is bad for you. If your good cholesterol is low and you are eating foods that lower bad cholesterol, it is not the best approach. In the same way if your bad cholesterol is high, and you are eating food that improves good cholesterol, you will not get the optimum results. Of course, there is one food that increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol at the same time. I’ll get to that in a moment but first… What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance …show more content…

Two servings of oats can lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by 5.3% in only 6 weeks. The key to this cholesterol buster is beta-glucan, a substance in oats that absorbs LDL from the body and helps excrete it. NUTS: In a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who consumed 1.5 ounces of walnuts 6 days a week for 1 month lowered their total cholesterol by 5.4% and LDL cholesterol by 9.3%. 1.5 ounces is about a shot glass and a half. To be within accepted calorie intake levels, use a shot glass to measure the nuts. TEA: While tea has become well known for its cancer-fighting antioxidants, it is also a great defense against LDL cholesterol levels. According to research conducted with the USDA, black tea has been shown to reduce blood lipids by up to 10% in only 3 weeks. BEANS: Researchers at Arizona State University Polytechnic found that adding ½ cup of beans to soup lowers total cholesterol, including LDL, by up to 8%. The key to this heart-healthy food is its abundance of fiber, which helps decrease absorption of

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