Why Diets To Lower Cholesterol Can Potentially Save Your Life

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Most people feel uncomfortable at the mere mention of choosing diets to lower cholesterol, as they wrongfully think that they are going to be eating lots of bland and uninteresting foods.

That is so not true but it is what has been put out there and it is misleading. When following a lower cholesterol diet, you are simply being more selective with your choice of foods and the quantities you consume.

One of the key characteristics of a lowering cholesterol diet is the reduction or limitation of foods that are high in saturated fat. Now, there is no need to cut out saturated fat altogether, but it is important to be aware of the dangers associated with too much of it.

Saturated fat causes your LDL cholesterol levels to increase, which results in the formation of plaque in your arteries. While this plaque is allowed to build up, you are potentially at risk of developing a clot, or having your arteries become clogged, thus restricting the blood flow to your major organs.

Destroying The Diets To Lower Cholesterol Are Bland And Boring Myth

When you choose from the many diets to lower cholesterol , or even put together your own personal diet for lowering cholesterol, you don't have to go crazy and start eliminating all of your favourite foods.

You simply need to eat them in moderation, if they have a high saturated fat or trans fat content. You should also choose foods that are high in fibre as these will help to lower LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL.

Just to prove that diets to lower cholesterol can be exciting as well as nutritious, let's take a look at a couple of sample lunch recipes:

Tasty Mexican Beef Wraps with a coriander-sprinkled salad (Serves 4)


300g (10oz) extra-lean minced beef

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roughly crushed

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 onion, finely chopped

200g (7oz) low-fat natural yoghurt

small iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 tomatoes, diced

8 soft flour tortillas 320g (10 oz)

Small bunch of fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped

1. You need to dry-fry the mince and onion in a non-stick frying pan for about 10 minutes over medium to low heat. Keep stirring and breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon until it is evenly browned.

2. Stir in the cumin and ground spices and cook for a further 10 minutes until the mince is cooked through

3. Warm the tortillas. Separate them. Divide the mince among them and top with spoonfuls of yoghurt, lettuce, tomatoes and coriander. Roll up tightly and serve.

Now, how much would you enjoy diets to lower cholesterol that included lunches like this?

Let's take a look at the nutritional values :

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare this dish and only 20 minutes to cook it. And here's a nutritional tip :

If you are a meat-lover, then the above dish is perfect for diets to lower cholesterol.

But what if you don't like meat, or prefer not to eat it? Well don't worry. There are plenty of great recipes that don't need meat and they taste just as great.

Take a look at this recipe for this awesome Summer Avocado & Melon Salad (serves 4):


1 ruby grapefruit

1 galia melon, halved, deseeded and peeled

3 tomatoes

Small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

2 avocados


1. Take a small serrated knife and cut a slice off the top and bottom of the grapefruit. Cut the peel away from the sides. Hold the grapefruit over a bowl and cut through the membrane to release the segments. Now you need to squeeze the juice from the membrane.

2. Take the melon and cut it into large dice. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into smaller dice. Add these to the grapefruit with the coriander and toss together. Leave these aside now for about 30 minutes so that the flavours can fuse together.

3. When you are ready to serve, cut the avocados in half and remove the stones. Peel and dice the flesh an add it to the salad. Toss together. Spoon into shallow dishes and serve.

The good news is that the nutritional values of this dish make it a perfect candidate for diets to lower cholesterol, as you can see:

It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare this dish. The ruby grapefruit and the tomatoes are both great sources of lycopene, which is any antioxidant that is linked to keeping your heart healthy.

Both recipes totally banish the myth that diets to lower cholesterol are boring, bland and uninteresting as both of the above dishes would be welcome on any menu.

Supporting And Strengthening Diets To Lower Cholesterol For Maximum Health Benefits

There are a number of ways to increase the benefits you gain from any diet to lower cholesterol, or indeed any diet in general. You always want to do everything you can to maximize the health benefits you gain from the dietary choices you make.

Even if you have perfect cholesterol levels, you should still do everything possible to maximize your health gain going forward.

And one of the best ways of achieving this is through natural supplements, made from the finest, high quality natural ingredients.

When it comes to artery and heart health, there are three natural supplements that should be used to support diets to lower cholesterol, and increase heart health protection.

The most recommended supplements are:


Contains the correct quantities of policosanol, lecithin oil and beta-sitosterol to help you achieve and maintain balanced cholesterol levels. It also has the added benefit of dissolving gallstones and protecting against certain types of cancer.

Omega 3/ DHA Fish Oil

Contains the most uniquely beneficial fish oil from the pristine waters of New Zealand. This is without doubt the purest and freshest fish oil available with 2 times the anti-inflammatory qualities of "regular" fish oil. In addition to that, it has the highest quantities of DHA.


Contains a special formula of ingredients that break down the plaque in your arteries and smooth the interior of your arteries to improve blood flow. It also has the added benefit of stabilizing your blood pressure and reducing calcium build up. For those of you that want to remain on a statin drug, then this supplement is essential, as it will replenish the CoQ10 depletion caused by statins.

All of the above, on their own or combined, will support all diets to lower cholesterol and increase your chances of achieving outstanding results.

You now see that diets to lower cholesterol can be as exciting as you want them to be, as long as you are careful about the amount of saturated fat you consume, and when you combine any diet with the right natural supplements, you dramatically improve your heart and artery health, for long life and peace of mind.

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Posted in Other Health and Medical Post Date 03/18/2015






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