I thought fat causes cholesterol? Although this is true to some extent, it is not the whole truth. Sugar is a much bigger culprit.
When your cholesterol is tested, it shows the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol. But it also shows high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol.
It also indicates your level of triglycerides, which is a type of fat that. Similar top LDL cholesterol, it tends to clog your arteries.
Your sugar intake could raise your triglycerides. This leads to weight gain, which further affects your cholesterol levels.
How does my diet affect my cholesterol?
Too much dietary cholesterol and saturated fat could raise your LDL cholesterol. This is primarily found in animal products.
Trans-fat is a prime suspect in raising triglycerides. It is a fat produced when turning vegetable oil into solid margarine.
Any source of added sugar means bad news for your cholesterol. Things like cookies, candy, and soft drinks are nothing more than empty calories. provide mostly empty calories.
How do I eat less added sugar?
- You should limit added sugars to 10% of your daily calories.
- Limit consumption of sugary soft drinks to no more than 3 cans a week.
- Read product nutrition labels. Avoid products that list sugar as the first ingredient.
- Sugar may be hidden from us…
What about the sugar in fruit?
Fruit contain a sugar named fructose. It is also found in vegetables and milk. They are a lot better for your cholesterol than added sugars. But don’t go overboard. Too much fructose can be just as bad.
Make sure to limit your intake of:
Does losing weight lower cholesterol?
While this begs for an article on its own, the short answer is yes.
Losing weight helps you get your cholesterol levels in check. Eating healthy and exercising regularly will help with both weight-loss and bettering your cholesterol.
To lose weight and to get your cholesterol levels under control, follow the Manna Diet as given in the new, free e-book. Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement to help control cravings and the Manna Cholesterol Support to help lower the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good” cholesterol.
Manna Cholesterol Support is formulated for ultimate enhancement of the vascular system.
- Myrrh, also known as Guggulipid, is used for arthritis, lowering high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.
- Green tea lowers blood cholesterol by reducing its absorption in the digestive tract, while increasing its rate of excretion.
- Niacin, a B vitamin, has long been used to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or the “good,” cholesterol. HDL cholesterol helps sweep up low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or the “bad,” cholesterol, in your bloodstream.
- Benefits of Fenugreek seed extract include the ability to lower serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and helps maintain normal sugar levels in diabetics.