Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stop Blaming Genetics

Q: I eat well and exercise and still have high cholesterol, could it be genetics?


A: Probably not, and you can also stop blaming you being overweight on genetics. Lifestyle is passed down from parent to child, which can result in overweight families. Being obese is not an uncontrollable feature. Put down the chips. Look at your lifestyle

Q: So how do I lower my cholesterol?


A: To get your LDL (Bad Cholesterol) levels to below 100 mg/dL and triglycerides under 140 mg/dL, eat fewer refined carbs, sugars, processed foods, whole fat dairy products, and red meat. Eat more whole grains, fruits, veggies, fish and lean protein. Limit alcohol and smoking. To raise your HDL (Good cholesterol) levels to 50 mg/dL or higher, add exercise. If you're already doing 30 minutes a day, do 45 minutes. Good luck!

-B

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