Lowering cholesterol with healthy eating

Reduce saturated fats, especially fats found in red meat have long been regarded as the most effective anti-cholesterol tips. In fact, diet is full of unsaturated fat is much more effective for lowering cholesterol.

In a study in Canada and involved 351 participants who have high cholesterol levels are known someone who adheres to a diet rich in saturated fats are not successful in reducing cholesterol by 13 percent within six months. Meanwhile, people who consume low-fat diet alone only decreased cholesterol by 3 percent.

Cholesterol-lowering diet that consists of unsaturated fats, among others, use olive oil instead of butter, margarine enriched with plant sterols, avocado, oatmeal, soybeans, nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, and so on.

Meanwhile, a group that has a diet high in fiber and Cereal intact cholesterol-lowering benefit is only 3 percent.

In that study did not apply the settings of calories but in general the two groups have a weight loss of almost the same, between 1.2 to 1.7 kilograms in six months.
Foods that contain saturated fats known to increase the LDL or bad cholesterol and total cholesterol. Conversely, eating saturated fat is not a good type of fat or cholesterol levels will go down faster.

Source: health.com