Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Learn the Basics of a Successful Low Cholesterol Diet


Understanding What a Low Cholesterol Diet is

Basically, in order to lower your cholesterol, you will have to follow a diet that is

? low in saturated fat and
? low in cholesterol

This is absolutely essential in helping you to lower your cholesterol. You must understand that although cholesterol lowering medications can be prescribed by your doctor, you will still need to follow a controlled diet specifically to help reduce your high blood cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol is found in eggs, dairy products, fish, meat and poultry. Be aware that many foods contain both high in saturated fat and cholesterol, such as diary products (especially egg yolks) and red meats. Therefore, it is important to limit the amount of such high-fat foods. It is also recommended to opt for the 'low fat' versions of any type of food, especially dairy products (low fat yoghurts, cheeses, etc)

Basic Foods of a Low Cholesterol Diet

Foods to eat:

? lean meats
? skinless poultry
? fish
? low fat dairy products
? complex carbohydrates: pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, cereals, fruits, vegetables
? low calorie fizzy drinks (limit to one a day)
? drink plenty of water

How to cook:

? grill or roast meats
? steam or boil vegetables
? steam fish
? microwave
? use low fat oils

Foods to avoid:

? crisps, biscuits, chocolate, sweets
? don't add whole milk, butter, rich sauces or cream to pasta dishes or any other meal
? try avoiding white bread
? alcohol
? fizzy drinks

Tip:

If you love pasta dishes with sauces, try low fat versions such as adding a tin of tomatoes with a dash of garlic and Worcester sauce as a tomato-based sauce, low-fat crme fresh for a cream-based sauce or a cheese sauce packet-mix made with skimmed milk for a cheese-based sauce.

Get used to experimenting with herbs and spices to add different and exotic flavours to your meals.

Exercise - Love it or hate it!

Do you hate to exercise? Don't be ashamed if you do, many people dislike doing any form of exercise. The key here is to find something that you enjoy doing. It does not necessarily mean you must go to the gym three times a week, or run a mile four times a week. Count exercise as any type of movement that gets you out of your chair! Some examples:

? walking (the dog?)
? walk up and down the stairs
? swimming
? cycling
? netball / volleyball / basketball etc
? gardening
? skipping with ropes
? dancing
? cleaning / dusting the house
? decorating
? look after a toddler for a day!

Try and find something you enjoy doing and do some form of regular exercise as it does play an important role in cholesterol-reduction.

Claire Bowes is a successful freelance writer and owner of http://www.lower-your-cholesterol.info website where you can find further information and resources on lowering your cholesterol.


MORE RESOURCES:

Huffington Post

What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It
Huffington Post
“It's true that the focus on reducing fat in the DGAs implicitly led to higher carbs,” said Dr. Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition at Harvard's School of Public Health. “And that became problematic, because the vast majority of carbs ...

and more »


Medscape

Processed Food Is Vital in US Diet, Nutrition Society States
Medscape
Processed foods are an important part of the US food supply and ensure that Americans have food to eat (food security) and food that meets nutritional guideline requirements (nutrition security), according to a controversial scientific statement issued ...



Impulse Nutrition serves smoothies; Five Guys on Archer reopens soon
Gainesville Sun
The old Florida National Bank drive-thru building at the corner of Northwest First Avenue and Northwest Second Street recently reopened as a nutrition bar that serves smoothies and herbal teas. Impulse Nutrition first welcomed customers in mid-June.

and more »


Cornell Chronicle

Ag secretary briefed on nutrition, dairy, climate research
Cornell Chronicle
In an agrarian world fraught with complication, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with Cornell faculty members July 29 to learn about solutions in the realm of dairy, nutrition and climate change. Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of ...

and more »


Nutrition for the next generation
Devex
Students eat their lunch at school in Nigeria. Good nutrition is one of the best investments political leaders can make in the next generation, writes International Food Policy Research Institute's Lawrence Haddad. Photo by: Gates Foundation / CC BY-NC-ND.



Nutrition: Vegan communities are growing
Buffalo News
Nutrition science prefers discussing a whole-plant-food diet, rather than a vegan one, to eliminate connotations of animal-rights or environmental ideology. But there's little debate that diets limited to vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, spices and ...



Fox News (blog)

Obama policy on nutrition is hard to digest
Fox News (blog)
The federal government is in the middle of rewriting its Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a twice-per-decade process that sets the nation's official nutrition recommendations. The process has historically been non-controversial, but this year's ...

and more »


Presidio Sports

Sansum Nutrition for Athletes: Benefits of Beets
Presidio Sports
Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has shown that eating cooked beets can acutely improve running performance. After eating 200 grams (7 ounces) of cooked beets, runners ran an average of 3 percent faster.



Peachy keen Rocky Point farmers market accepts nutrition program vouchers
NorthShoreOfLongIsland.com
With a weather forecast that called for cloudy skies and a chance of rain, Meryl Rosenthal of Sayville ditched plans to head to the Bronx for a Yankee game Sunday. Instead, she ended up at the Rocky Point Farmers and Artisan Market's peach festival ...



CNBC.com

Hospira May Buy Danone Medical-Nutrition Unit for $5 Billion
Wall Street Journal
Such a deal, which could allow Lake Forest, Ill.-based Hospira to move its domicile abroad for tax purposes, has yet to be completed, and the talks could lead nowhere. In an inversion deal, a U.S. company acquires all or part of a foreign firm, a move ...
Danone Advances After Medical-Nutrition Unit Talk ReportsBloomberg
Hospira in talks to buy Danone medical nutrition armCNBC.com
Danone in talks to sell medical nutrition unit to Hospira: FTReuters
International Business Times -RTT News
all 75 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.