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What is the best way to reduce bad cholesterol ?

What is the best way to reduce your bad cholesterol ?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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I have eaten oatmeal for breakfast. There is cold cereal with oatmeal. There are also oatmeal cookies and cake recipes with oatmeal that sound good to me. Nuts also help since they give you good cholesterol and that tends to lower the bad. The only trouble with nuts is the calories. I used olive oil in cooking which is a good cholesterol. My doctor seemed to be satisfied even if the good cholesterols went up some as long as the bad one stayed down. The good ones stay like oil in the blood where as the others tend to harden. Red meats aren't especially good,but some moderation seems ok. I ate fish and chicken baked un- less I used olive oil which I like. I read you should not eat eggs more than once a week, but I'm not sure I quite agree. I'd also use moderation with the egg. I would not eat shrimp and shell fish very often. Organ meat is also considered to be high in cholesterol. Stay away from hight fat milk and high fat dairy products. I happen to believe butter is better than ole and some of those products,but would be careful how much I had. Remember it's a solid fat. I always thought about it this way, any thing you don't want to put down your sink you for sure don't want down your body. Also exercise is needed about four times a week for 30 minutes each time. Don't necglect your fruits and veggies, along with foods that make up a good diet. Cut out the pastry, ice cream and other high calorie desserts and substitute the fruits. Sometimes I used the low fat ice cream. Breyer was my favorite. I'm still on some meds,but I brought my cholesterol down a long way. Good luck.
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