ByteCrawler wrote on Jun 4, 2021, 21:28:Blue
Higher cholesterol for me as well due to the pandemic. I don’t think I was eating that bad. I think the lack of everyday exercise from commuting and walking around in an office is the bigger reason why it spiked. But I am prone to it and it’s at its highest level I’ve ever been tested at.
see the doco on Netflix called Forks Over Knives. It's old but entirely relevant.
Cholesterol is only found in animal products, and your own body also creates more cholesterol if you eat saturated fat, which for most people is from animal products, especially dairy and cheese. Eggs are insanely high in cholesterol. And animal foods don't have fibre, which pulls cholesterol out of your system.
The key to lowering your cholesterol is to eat more whole and unprocessed plant foods, and fewer animal products. So things like a bean stew instead of a beef stew. Just use plenty of (plant based) beef stock and it'll get the right taste.
If you lower your cholesterol enough, you can apparently even make yourself heart attack proof according Caldwell Esselstyns TedX talk. And the (now retired) president of the American College of Cardiology. But it must get below a total of 140mg/dl in order for arterial plaque to get cleaned out. It's pretty amazing that the thing which kills 1 in 3 people is entirely preventable for free.
Looking at it from the flip side, if your cholesterol is higher than total of 140 you will die of a preventable heart attack. Unless you die from something else first. It happens every 7 seconds in the USA to someone.This comment was edited on Jun 4, 2021, 22:01.
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