For years we have believed that fat and cholesterol should be avoided at all costs. So many people are scared of eating eggs, red meat, butter and even nuts and oils, because they are fearful of either gaining body fat or increasing their chances of developing heart disease from the fat and cholesterol in these foods.
This fear, however, is not grounded in scientific fact. Cholesterol and fat are essential to life. If you do not eat cholesterol and fat, you will accelerate the aging process and will be much more likely to have raised cholesterol levels, gain weight and develop heart disease.
High Cholesterol is caused by SUGAR & STRESS
Your brain requires a constant supply of sugar at all times. This supply of sugar is controlled by the liver. When you eat, the liver prevents excess sugar from reaching the brain; when you are not eating, the liver releases a steady supply of sugar to the brain.
All carbohydrate, whether it is vegetable, fruit, bread, pasta, rice, biscuits, confectionery or sugar itself, is absorbed as glucose into the body.
When you eat a balanced meal (protein, fat and carbohydrate together), the mixing of the different foods in the stomach and intestine slows down the absorption of sugar into the body.
Because of this slow, timed release, the body’s response to the controlled absorption of glucose is also controlled. However, if you eat a meal that is loaded with carbohydrates, or a snack that is only carbohydrates, it results in excess carbohydrates/sugar being absorbed into the body too quickly.
If the level of sugar entering the body is too high, the liver must filter out some of the sugar as a safety precaution. It does this by converting some of the sugar into other forms of energy in order to tightly regulate the amount of sugar circulating in the bloodstream.
The liver can convert sugar into glycogen, which is a molecule that is found in the muscles and liver (like a sugar ‘car-park’). However if the sugar car-parks of the muscles and liver are full, the liver has to convert the sugar into 2 other molecules, Cholesterol an Triglyceride.
Cholesterol is used as a building material for hormones, cell membranes and other important structures.
Triglyceride are fatty acids that are used for energy or fat storage. It is normal and healthy for the liver to change some sugar into cholesterol and triglyceride.
However, if you eat too many carbohydrates (i.e. too much fruit, bread, pasta, rice, confectionery, coca-cola, alcohol, etc…) or deprive your body of cholesterol, your cholesterol levels will start to rise.
Follow these eating guidelines if you want to reduce Insulin, Cholesterol and Triglyceride.
- Minimise processed carbohydrates: breads, pastries, pasta, white rice, sugar. Obtain your carbohydrates from vegetables and small portions of fruit. Be careful with root vegetables such as potatoes as they contain a lot of carbohydrate.
- Try to avoid stimulants such as caffeine. If you are relying on these for energy, you should definitely think about getting your adrenal glands tested for adrenal fatigue/exhaustion.
- Try to eat smaller meals, more regularly. This prevents your blood sugar getting too low.
- When you eat a meal or snack, make sure you eat some protein and fat. In other words, do not eat carbohydrates on their own (including fruit, which is rich in natural sugar).
- Eat cholesterol-containing foods each day – butter, meats, shellfish (optional) and eggs.
- Eat good quality fats and oils with each meal – olive oil, coconut & coconut oil, grape seed oil, seeds, nuts (avoid all other oils as they are likely to be rancid).
- If you can minimise alcohol, it will really help. Alcohol will stimulate the release of both cortisol and insulin. It is the simplest form of sugar and can be very damaging to your metabolism long term.
- The Manna Cholesterol Support caplets were formulated to decrease and dissolve accumulated cholesterol (plaque) on the inside walls of the arteries. The product can also help to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol (HDL).
The healthiest way to improve health, lose weight, lower cholesterol and increase energy levels is with the Manna Diet. Download your FREE e-book and make sure to follow the 7-day damage control section of the book, because that is the most important period of this weight loss program.