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What do I have for breakfast if I have borderline cholesterol ?

What do I have for breakfast if I have borderline cholesterol, but i also want to lose weight? I am 40, slim and otherwise healthy
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Did you know that oatmeal contributes to lowering your cholesterol level? It most certainly does. Therfore you should eat more of this. Olive oil consist of unsaturated fat and is very much used in the mediterranean countries. Why not fry your food in this instead of butter? If you're using this as your main fat source regularly, your cholesterol level should decrease. Stay away from commercially produced and saturated fats. A great supplement is cod liver oil. It contains essential Omega 3 oils, which is rare in most weight loss diets. Take it once a day. If you are like me and don't like the taste, do as I do and take it in capsules form. It supplies you with 'good' cholesterol. Other benefits are an improved look and feel of your skin, increased energy, improved memory and even pain relief. Eat vitamin A and vitamin E daily as they also have proven to lower cholesterol level. Start up with some moderate exercise. It is sufficient to take a thirty minutes to one hour walk daily. This will also contribute to your cholesterol level lowering. To summarize: If your cholesterol level is too high, start up eating foods that contain substances that have been around for many years and have been tested and tried by generations, instead of starting out with pills that might have health damaging side effects. Add some moderate workout and you'll be well on your way to a normal cholesterol level. If this doesn't work, then consider medicine. I wish you a good luck!
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