Three types of lipids comprise your cholesterol profile: low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and triglycerides. Sugar can elevate triglycerides, a type of fat that, like LDL cholesterol, tends to clog your arteries. Some types of carbohydrates, such as fiber, can help lower cholesterol. Sugar and refined carbohydrates may lead to weight gain, which can adversely affect your LDL and HDL – “good” and “bad” – cholesterol as well as your triglycerides.
Types of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates include three main types: sugar, starch and fiber. Sugar occurs naturally in a variety of foods, including fruit, vegetables and milk. Sugar also gets added to a lot of processed foods and beverages, including cakes, cookies and soda.
Sources of starch include corn, potatoes and bread. Healthy sources of fiber include oatmeal and other whole grains, apples and other fruit with edible skins or seeds and non-starchy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. To prevent high cholesterol, restrict sugar and increase fiber in your diet.
Lower High Cholesterol Levels with Diet and Supplements
To cut out carbohydrates (breads, pasta, rice, cakes, pasta, sugar drinks, beer and alcohol) is a start, but you can also include the Manna Cholesterol Support as part of your daily diet to increase good cholesterol and lower the bad cholesterol.