Manage Your Cholesterol Level
By Deline Tan
To be in good health is to be desired. Healthy diet keeps us healthy, but bad eating habits cause stress and poor health.
One of the ways to keep good health is to have a desired cholesterol level that prevents heart attack and stroke. High Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is bad for health and causes illnesses. Cholesterol level that is above 200 mg/dL is considered above average, but we need to settle for below 200 mg/dL.
Diet is the main controlling factor when controlling the cholesterol level. Food like prawn, squid, lobster, or any seafood built up high cholesterol. Meat, cheese, cakes, pastries, ice-cream and milk if taken above average level than is necessary is the cause of high cholesterol. Butter contains saturated fats that built up high cholesterol too. Choose oil that is monounsaturated which promotes good HDL such as coconut, canola, olive and peanut oil.
Eating high fibre diet is the most desired diet, and taking lots of fruits and vegetables compliment good diet. Choose chicken and fish than meat, and keep a balance with carbohydrates, fats and proteins which provide energy for the day’s activities. Bread is a good source of carbohydrates and so is potato. We need nuts and seeds as fats is as important as other nutrients. Munch nuts regularly and you will build up your fats nutrient steadily. Cooking with good oil like coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and peanut oil will boost your fat content.
Protein is also important as it builds muscle and replenish energy for the body. Beef, chicken, eggs and other poultry are a good source of protein too.
What you eat constitutes the up-kempt of your cholesterol level and it is better to eat healthy diet than to have sicknesses. Exercise is also a form of regulating your cholesterol level as it builds good High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and promotes good health.
Do you plan your diet with good fibre in-take or do you often eat fast-food chain of burgers and french-fries? Too much of these foods cause high cholesterol and there was an experiment of a man who ate burger everyday and ended up sick. When he totally eliminates eating fast food, he gets to be normal and well again. Our body is not designed to eat burger everyday, but those who eat often do keep watch of your health.
We can avoid sickness when we keep a balance diet with good fats, nutritional protein, with a good amount of carbohydrates. If you don’t watch your diet now you will soon regret later as poor health will follow you. As we age, we need good diet to keep us healthy and avoid sicknesses.
One way to watch your cholesterol level is to go for regular check-up. It is better to know your own health early than to wait at later years where it may be too late to detect sicknesses. Keep yourself trim and you are responsible for your diet and own health. Never settle for second best and always eat well, exercise, and keep a healthy you.