Once you have a certain age and you doctor told you, that you have a dangerous level of Cholesterol. That you need to get down, as are much more in danger of getting heart attack. That you otherwise need to get on medicine and a blood test will tell if you over the limit and in need of life-long intake of such meds. And to have a control on your cholesterol is done through your food. So, you learn that now is the time where you really need to change your diet. That classic roast beef with potatoes for example is out, it belongs in the past. Our classic Sunday dinners belong to the past as well. For to many it raked it’s ugly neck with becoming overweight and showing a belly, choppy cheeks and dresses that won’t fit anymore. You can be as high as having 80kg or 100kg or more. To get this down is sadly not easy. You can try to have the fridge empty, drink water all day long and eat salad and starve.
Cholesterol is a good and bad thing. It is essential for the body and present in every cell. It’s function is to digestive food, produce hormones and Vitamin D. It is measured through a blood test and it is a fat, waxy substance, that doesn’t mix with blood. The negative side is, when too much cholesterol is produced through food, then it can lead to a heart attack. The lipoproteins are it’s carrier; a carrier of fat. There is good fat and bad fat, good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. You can’t survive without as it is contributing to the structure and building of cell walls and allowing the body to produce vitamin D and some hormones. Where higher cholesterol clocks the arteries and so creates the risk of a heart attack. It creates high blood LDL level of between 5 and 8. Of course genetic factor can play a role as well and do so quite often. If you have someone in your family with diabetes, liver or kidney disease, underactive thyroid gland and heart problems, then it is in your genes.
Though the advice is then to reduce it through a new diet. You have to separate yourself from your bred, daily meat and sausages and heavy grainy sauces and fried potatoes chips, lots of cakes but you are allowed to each chocolate.
So, the advice is then to invest in olive oil, oats, beans, nuts, a good vinegar, dried fruits, soy or ray bread, fatty fish, rice, seeds and avocados. Where vegetable and fruits need to be bought fresh and on a weekly basis. You can invest in the other so that you have enough for several month. And you should get rid of fizzy drinks and sugar in tea and coffee. Drink water a lot and it takes a while to get use to it, but ones you are used to it you won’t like Fanta anymore. You need to get rid of your margarine and fat yoghurt which of course can be ex-chanced to low fat products.
To change the diet and keep going with it will take quite a while and as you need a blood test, you will have no time to reduce the cholesterol through your new diet. I think it will take up to a year till it shows itself in your blood test.