Lowering Cholesterol

 
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Diet
The TLC diet is a low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol eating plan.
What to Eat to Lower Cholesterol
Just enough calories to achieve or maintain a healthy weight and reduce blood cholesterol level.


 
Cholesterol Advice To Lower Cholesterol Levels
 
Cholesterol Advice To Lower Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol Advice To Lower Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol Advice To Lower Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids in your bloodstream, and in every cell of your body. Your body produces it and also ingests dietary cholesterol from your food. Cholesterol is used to help form cell membranes, protect the nervous system and produce some hormones and Vitamin D.

Cholesterol is found in meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products; no plant products contain cholesterol. Consuming saturated fats may also be a major factor in raising your blood cholesterol. Because your body also produces cholesterol on its own, you could theoretically cut cholesterol out of your diet completely and your body would never miss it. However, it's difficult to do so while still getting the amount of protein and other nutrients you need to live a healthy life.

Most people can lower their blood cholesterol levels by eating foods that are lower in saturated fatty acids and cholesterol.

If your cholesterol (LDL) is too high, your doctor may suggest you follow a low cholesterol diet such as the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)'s Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet or TLC. Such diets help the average American could reduce total cholesterol levels by 15 percent. Additional percentage points of cholesterol may be reduced while also raising "good" HDL by adding regular exercise.

The low cholesterol diet prescribed in the TLC program is a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet that will help to reduce your blood cholesterol level to decrease your chance of developing heart disease, future heart attacks, and other heart disease complications.


The Therapeutic Lifestyle Diet
What to Eat to Lower Cholesterol
The right Protein
Dairy Products for lowering Cholesterol
Fruits and Vegetables
Carbohydrates for Lower Cholesterol
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