I have super high cholesterol - I'm talking in the 400 range. What combinations will bring me back to real world numbers? I've been told this is genetic.
We have some great recipes for heart health; try them out as a first step in lowering your cholesterol. Try searching "cholesterol" here on NutriLiving to find articles, recipes and healing foods that can help you better manage your diet. Almost anything you put in a NutriBlast will benefit you since natural, whole foods are filled with fiber and antioxidants, two important components in helping reduce cholesterol.
Focus on soluble fiber - this type of fiber binds bad LDL cholesterol to help remove it from your body. Oats, apples and flax seed are great additions to a cholesterol-lowering, soluble fiber-rich NutriBlast. Grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits also contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber mostly found in apple skins, that lowers LDL.
With cholesterol levels as high as this, you should discuss cholesterol-lowering options with your doctor. While a healthy diet and lifestyle can help bring it down, that alone will not bring you into the recommended range of 200. You may need the help of cholesterol-lowering medications if diet and healthy habits don't bring it low enough. Do you know the individual LDL and HDL numbers?
More important than your overall total cholesterol is your LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio. Boosting your HDL, also known as the healthy or good cholesterol, can be achieved mainly through exercise. Other lifestyle modifications to support a healthier ratio include smoking cessation, alcohol in moderation, losing excess weight and choosing healthier fats found in nuts, seeds, olive oil and omega-3 rich fish.
Outside of NutriBlasting, I'd recommend cutting back on animal-based foods (meats, dairy, eggs, etc.) Although new research suggests there is no direct link between saturated fats and dietary cholesterol found in animal-based foods to blood cholesterol levels, the jury is still out on a final conclusion. A plant-based diet on the other hand has shown numerous heart-healthy benefits.With continuous NutriBlasting, over time, you will more than likely see your numbers drop.
Try these Blasts to help lower your cholesterol levels: