Yes, Chicken even without the skin is a curse for me. I was eating too much of it and my cholesterol went up 50 points. Now I have 2 chicken legs w/o skin, no more and seldom. I have switched to Jennie O 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey. I use Kitchen Bouquet for flavor, make a turkey burger or stir fry, meatloaf out of it and I am happy. 4 Ounces is only 120 calories. I stay under 200MG a day and have lowered my cholesterol 51 points.
Eating foods such as red meat, whole milk dairy products, egg yolks, and some kinds of fish can make my cholesterol levels go up.
I eat foods with less fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Take off the skin and fat from meat, poultry, and fish. Eat food that has been broiled, baked, roasted, or poached instead of fried. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables everyday. Citrus is rich in hesperidin, a plant compound that cuts cholesterol.
Seeds also possess cholesterol-lowering properties. Based on their hytosterol and fiber content, sunflower seeds, pistachios, almonds, sesame seeds and pecans are the top five for lowering cholesterol. Take a 2 minute break every 20 minutes..this will up your good cholesterol and boost fat burn and lower blood sugar.
Cannellini beans help reduce cholesterol.
Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s not only lower LDL cholesterol, they’re also anti-inflammatories, and they significantly reduce blood levels of triglycerides.
Nuts... you might want to look to things like almonds or walnuts to be able to get a whole bunch of cholesterol lowering properties, like sterols, stanols, omega 3 fatty acids, unsaturated fats and soluble fiber. Pine nuts are nature's only source of pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones and helps diminish your appetite. Helps lower cholesterol. Pistachios have phytosterols, plant compounds that block absorption of dietary cholesterol.
Sesame seeds The sesamolin that these seeds contain helps lower and prevent high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Oatmeal is probably the best way to lower cholesterol. because it contains soluable fiber...just like kidney beans, apples, pears, mushrooms and even barley. 1/4 cup of barley will also help you stay full.
Raw foods, vegetables and fruits, fiber..... These kinds of foods help control blood sugar, and help in maintaining a healthy HDL level. Green beans can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and is low in calorie and sodium.
Mushrooms are extremely low calorie are fat and cholesterol free. Popular choices are Portabella mushroom burger or mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat, or raw with a dip. I make pizza's out of the Large portabella's. Scoop out the stem, add favorites and bake for 25 minutes or until soft.
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