Do you have or know someone that has high cholesterol? The best ways to reduce cholesterol is not to reduce fat intake but to reduce sugar, caffeine and alcohol intake, as well as having a diet rich in dietary fibers (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes). Exercising (ideally 3x/week) is also very helpful. High cholesterol is not a disease but a symptom of improper diet and lack of exercise.

Cholesterol is a fat like substance that is found in all the cells of our body. It’s a vital component that is essential for the health of our brain, nervous system, as well as our whole body. We need cholesterol to produce hormones, vitamin D, and bile, which is what helps to digest fats. Cholesterol is essential to keep us alive. Cholesterol is only found in animal foods – there is no cholesterol in avocado, coconut oil, or nuts. If you are vegan, your body produce its own cholesterol.

Cholesterol do not damaged blood vessels. Oxidized cholesterol does. You can prevent oxidation by being careful with the way you cook your food, by increasing your intake of plant foods to reduce oxidation and inflammation, and by having a healthy and varied diet. Antioxidants (found in many different types of food) are very important to reduce oxidation so make sure you get plenty of them. Turmeric is an amazing spice to reduce oxidation and inflammation, and coconut oil will help to improve cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease.

If you eat animal food, stick to organic poultry, grass-fed meat, pastured-raised eggs, and organic, whole dairy products if you eat them. Stay away from lunch and cured meats, fried fish and seafood, and anything that is processed. Refined vegetable oils are also something you really want to avoid. Choose quality rather than quantity, and remember to stick to real, wholesome foods as much as possible, and stay away from what’s processed and highly refined.

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