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thank you tiff! emoticon

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VICTORIAV: Welcome to the group, it is good to have you with us! Several things can help lower cholesterol, but make sure you watch your fat intake and eat more fiber! Soluble fiber actually helps to push the bad cholesterol out of your body!

VICTORYOVERLBS: Congratulations on dropping your cholesterol readings! Yay!

JOVONN: Good work on the recipes, girl! You are appreciated!



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hey there Victoria - welcome!!!!


hey there jovonn, i wish you well on your rechecking! my doctor called me today and my cholesterol dropped 22points. and that is just from this past April (the month i started SP). 2 years ago, my cholesterol was 268, 2 months ago it was 243, and now it is 221!!!! i am so happy i found SP. Now if i can get the scale and the tape measurer to follow the same game plan lol


have a good one all!

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I have to go and get my Cholesterol level rechecked to see if all of my hard work and efforts are paying off!
Meanwhile here is another delicious recipe to add to our collection.

Pineapple Microwave Oatmeal

(2 servings)

1 cup quick cooking oats
1 and 1/2 cups water
8-ounce can of crushed pineapple (don't drain)
1/2 cup raisins
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a microwave safe bowl, combine water and crushed pineapple and stir. Microwave on high about 6 minutes or until boiling.

Stir in all remaining ingredients and microwave 45 to 60 seconds until oatmeal begins to thicken. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds or until mixture begins to thicken.

Cover and and let stand a couple minutes until desired texture is reached.

A quick and easy favorite at our house.

This recipe came from Kenny Rogers



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Hi all, I hope there's room in here for one more.

I've been working on my cholesterol to reduce the LDLs since my HDLs were okay and just recently had some bloodwork done. The darned numbers went in the WRONG direction! LDL's skyrocketed, and HDLs went down.

My Doc, my Dietition and myself are all very confused. I'm going to re-do the test next week and hope it might actually change ...

Anyway .. hi all!

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Well, hope everyone is doing ok with their cholesterol. i actually went to the doctor and found out my reason behind my cholesterol, so i am working on it! i'll let you all know!

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Good Evening my fellow Cholesterol Fighters! lol...
Thanks for all of the compliments! I just thought that if we are going to have to make fighting cholesterol a part of our everyday lives we may as well have delicious recipes to help us out you know?!

Okay I shared this one with the members of one of my other groups and wanted you all to try it too. It really is a great beverage. Enjoy! emoticon

Bananna Oatmeal Shake

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One Bananna (or other fruit or fruit yogurt)
two cups Soya Milk, regular or flavoured
one cup Oatmeal
two ice cubes
One table spoon flax seed, golden or brown (flax seed is optional for this recipe)

Blend all the ingredients together, enjoy this healthy breakfast or snack, its wonderful

Recipe Tip:
depending on how blended you want the Oatmeal, if you like texture you may want to add the oatmeal after you blend the other ingredients first, then blend for 10 seconds after adding the oatmeal.







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hi Country, you might check out the following sites for diabetic food ideas (recipes and the like)

http://www.diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/
http://www.diabeticcooking.com/

there are also a few yahoo groups which are diabetic and we exchange recipes (if you would like the URLs for them message me off the board and I'll send them to you, less the board wishes them posted.

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Hello Everyone
You are right she is very helpful. I am using some of the recipes and now I can find more. Thanks. I have a big problem with baking as my husband is a diabetic and he has to also watch his cholestrol. I have been check when I get the time for recipes that are high in fiber but very low in sugar.
Well I have to get my breakfast and help hubby with strawberries from the garden.
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6/9/06 7:26 A

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tiffy, i couldnt agree more!
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Jovonn deserves a GOLD STAR for being so helpful!

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jovonn, you are awesome lol, i can't wait to try this recipe! keep 'em coming girl!

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Good Evening Everyone! Hope you had a great day!
Allie ~ I didn't get the article from here on SP. I did a google search for high fiber recipes and located this article on I believe it was fitnessandfreebies.com but if you do the fiber search you will find a lot of information.

Now for today's high fiber recipe that will help our cholesterol levels take a nose dive emoticon ! You'll absolutely love this one, especially with the weather getting hot, this one goes down smooth and cool! I love it!!! Yummmmm emoticon

Apple Banana Surprise With Yogurt
Prep: 10 min, Cook: 10 min, plus freezing time.
1-1/4 large bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1-1/4 lbs. apples, cored, peeled and cut into small wedges
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. raisins
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup lowfat blueberry yogurt
Arrange banana slices on a platter and freeze 40 minutes. Combine apples with remaining ingredients, except yogurt, in a non-reactive saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Simmer until apples have lost their texture. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Serve apples over frozen bananas and top with yogurt.


Per serving: calories 278, fat 1.4g, 4% calories from fat, cholesterol 2mg, protein 3.2g, carbohydrates 68.5g, fiber 5.8g, sugar 59.9g, sodium 28mg, diet points 5.0.

Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.0, Vegetable: 0.0, Fruit: 3.1, Bread: 0.0, Lean meat: 0.0, Fat: 0.1, Sugar: 1.4, Very lean meat protein: 0.0




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Thanks Jovonn for the recipe. I have copied it down and am going to get the things I need from the store Friday and bake them.
I was eating raisins in a small box yesterday for my snacks. I like the figs too. I find mine in the area for getting dried fruits in a bag. Just ask some one who works in the store you shop at they can take you right to them. I have gotten so any more if I cann't locate some thing I ask so I don't go all over the store trying to find them. It saves me a lot of time in the store so that way I don't buy things I see that I like.
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wow jovonn, that helped ALOT!!! i am going to attempt to find this article on sparkpeople so i can save it! i am so forgetful lol, i have to save stuff. thank you, thank you, thank you!

ok, about the figs, have you tried them? and if so, where in the grocery store would i find those? i am trying to get a visual on them, i keep coming up with tree branches lol

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Hey Allie! I didn't know you visited this group forum. I try my best to share all of the knowledge, recipes, and ideas that I've come to learn with others that need to lower their cholesterol levels too! In answer to your question, yes you could take fiber supplements but there are so many other ways to get in your fiber (delicious ways!) that you don't really have to resort to using them unless you really want to. If so, then I recommend Fiber Choice (chewable tablet) ea. tablet gives you 2 gr of fiber compared to Benefiber which gives you only 1 gr per tsp. and Metamucil which only gives you 1/2 gr of fiber.
*Benefiber is a powder that disolves in your food or beverage of choice and really is tasteless! I have put it in tea, coffee, cereal hot & cold, even sprinkled on top of frozen yogurt!

But I would also like to share the following article with you so that you will see that you can get fiber from many other sources besides supplements... So read on Ms lady ! emoticon

Fitting Fiber into Your Day
Now that you have so many good reasons to eat fiber, consider these ways to get more into your diet. But don’t overdo it. Adding too much fiber to your diet too quickly can cause unpleasant side effects, like gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Your best bet is to add fibrous foods gradually.


Start the day with a whole-grain cereal. Read food labels to find a cereal that contains at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. (See more on Fiber in Breakfast Foods at the end of this article). Top it off with raisins, sliced bananas, or chopped apples.


Eat some vegetables raw. Munch on carrot or celery sticks and lunch on a crunchy garden salad. When you cook vegetables, steam or saute them just until tender.


Snack on fresh and dried fruits. And whenever possible, eat the skins of fruits and vegetables. That is where you will find the most fiber.


Substitute brown rice for white. With that switch, you will triple the fiber. Try some less-familiar unprocessed grains as well, such as bulgur, couscous or kasha.


Add beans to soups and stews. Replace meat a couple of times a week with dishes like bean burritos or red beans and rice. To prevent gas and bloating, do not cook dried beans in the same water you soak them in.


Sip some psyllium. Sometimes dental problems make chewing difficult, and you have to choose soft, low-fiber foods. At times like these, it may be helpful to supplement your diet with Metamucil – made from the fiber of ground psyllium seeds. This isn’t a laxative, but it can help your bowels function normally if you take it daily, not just when you are constipated.
Fiber in Breakfast Foods
If you want to increase your fiber intake, start your day with a high-fiber breakfast. By making the right food choices, you are well on your way to meeting your fiber goal of 20 to 35 grams a day.

Low Fiber Breakfast
1 cup orange juice – less than 1 gram
1 cup cornflakes – 1 gram
1 slice white bread – 1 gram
TOTAL = less than 3 grams of fiber

High Fiber Breakfast
1 whole orange – 3 grams
1 cup raisin bran – 8 grams
1 bran muffin – 4 grams
TOTAL = 15 grams of fiber

Quick and Easy Ways To Add Fiber With Figs
Tuck a few figs into a plastic bag to tote to the office, to school, to the game or park, for a quick snack. Easy to eat and satisfying to a sweet tooth.
Keep a container of figs in a desk drawer at work, to satisfy late afternoon munchies, or to nibble at coffee break time.
Slice a few figs to add to tossed green salads. They add delightful sweetness and texture, as well as fiber.
Sweeten up mashed or cubed winter squash or sweet potatoes with some chopped figs. The figs add a richness of their own, so you can skip the butter or margarine.
Blend low-fat cream, ricotta or cottage cheese with some figs to create a great spread for toast or bagels, or as a dip for sliced fresh fruit.
Chop some figs to scatter over instant or regular oatmeal or any cold cereal. Skip the sugar and enjoy the Figgie flavor and crunch.

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Hi Countrygirl, here is a recipe thats pretty good but it calls for bran rather than whole wheat flour. But it is delicious so try it out! emoticon

Bran and Flaxseed Muffins

(18 servings)


1 and 1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup natural bran
1 cup flaxseed - ground
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 whole oranges -- washed and quartered
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flaxseed, bran, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a blender, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Blend well.

Pour the orange mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. Stir in raisins.

Fill well-greased muffin tins about 6/8 full.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
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How can something this healthy taste so darn good?!




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oh, can i take a few fiber tablets? if so, which do you all suggest? i currently take folic acid, a multivitamin for women from GNC, and flaxseed oil soft gels (can't handle the actuall oil). thanks again!

Edited by: VICTORYOVERLBS at: 6/6/2006 (14:39)
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hello everyone! i have a question. Can anyone tell me any other way to get more fiber into my diet. reason being, yesterday, i ate 4 slices of aunt millie's (not my aunt, a name brand) whole grain bread and got 24 grams of fiber ( i need 25-35). other things i ate took me into my range. now, i didn't eat them all at the same time, sorda lol. i ate 2 pieces for breakfast as toast with cinnamon and splenda sprinkled on them, then the other two i used as a sandwich. anywho, normally, i NEVER get sleepy during the day, but out of nowhere BAM i felt like someone gave me a sleeping drug, i could barely recoupe from it. needless to say, i slept extremely well last night. i eat apples, raisins, broccoli, baked beans (with brown sugar or sugar in the raw), green beans, etc., but it seems like i have to cook a WHOLE BUNCH of veggies and eat a wide variety of them throughout the day, but i am not that hungry!, but put a pizza (my biggest problem) in front of me, and i will go to town. can i get some help? i appreciate it! emoticon

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Hello and thanks for the Welcome
I am looking for a whole wheat flour muffin recipe that I can add flaxseed and walnuts or raisins too.
Any suggestions to here to find some. I also will use splenda so my husband who is a diebetic can eat them too.
I did not stick to my meal planning so good so the cholestrol went up a little but still in the good range. I know if I stay on track and lose some more then I can keep it under control with out medicine because that is what I did before.
I am going to use the bar recipe but I will use the splenda.
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COUNTRYGIRL: Welcome to the group! Congratulations on bringing your triglyceride level down and losing those pounds! Whoo hooo! It is good to have you with us!

NYXWOLFWALKER: that is truly the pits that you are getting hit with THREE conditions at once that elevate cholesterol levels. It is a shame, too, that medicines have to be so expensive. I hope you are able to find some relief for some of your medical problems soon!

JOVONN: Thanks for posting those recipes! I have used oatmeal in meatloaf quite often in the past, and with good results. I agree that if I am in the kitchen alone, I can cook healthier than if others are watching me and complaining!

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Hello everybody, hope all is going will with your healthy eating and living. Keep those bad fats away!

Welcome Pat! Yes I guess you could exchange the oatmeal for breadcrumbs instead. It wont have the same high fiber benefits for lowering your cholesterol though, so keep that in mind. Maybe you might want to substitute 1/2 oatmeal & 1/2 breadcrumbs. That why your husband would never know. I find it easier to NOT let my hubby and kids in the kitchen when I'm adding in or switching to healthier ingredients! Most the time they hardly even notice a difference! emoticon

Now for a new healthy yet delicious recipe for all you dessert lovers out there!

Revel Fudge Bars
Filling
1 Cup chocolate chips (6 oz.)
½ Cup butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
Ύ Cup chopped walnuts, if desired

Crust
1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon soda
3 Cups Quick Quaker Oats

Heat oven to 350.
1. Melt chocolate chips and the ½ cup butter in the sweetened condensed milk over low heat in a heavy saucepan; stir in nuts and set aside.
2. Cream 1 cup butter and sugars; mix in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients.
3. Press two-thirds of crust mixture into a 13x9x2-inch pan. Spread with chocolate filling mixture. Crumble remaining mixture evenly over chocolate.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; cut into bars.


Recipe Tip:
Try to not eat the whole pan at one sitting!



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Hello All
I just found this site and I need to join you all. I was told my triglycerides were in the 240 range and I watched my set my goals so I could drop the number. In two months I was down to 157 and dropped 18 pounds. I am now waiting to see what it is now as I lonely lost 4 more pounds. It can be done with out taking medicine. You just have to want it bad enough.
I like the meatloaf recipe but can you use breadcrumbs instead of the oatmeal? I am going to try it to see if my husband will like it because he doesn't like meatloaf. But he does like sausages with the onions and green peppers on it.
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NYXWolfwalker, I am so sorry to hear about your plight with fighting cholesterol! What a bummer, I will keep you in prayer that something will break for you in terms of a cheaper medication that will come out, or something! All things are possible with God.

Hello everyone, hope that you are making good choices today that are low in cholesterol (I already had a portion of potato salad but am trying to limit my intake)

Here is a delicious recipe that I wanted to share with you all:

Philly Cheese Steak Meatloaf

MEATLOAF
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper, or a combination
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup tomato sauce OR catsup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 slices provolone cheese, cut in half*
TOPPING
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large green or red bell pepper, or a combination, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oven to 350°F.

For meatloaf, cook onion, green pepper and garlic in oil in medium skillet until tender. In large bowl, combine ground beef, oats, tomato sauce, egg, salt, pepper and onion-pepper-garlic mixture; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape mixture into 8 x 5-inch loaf on rack of broiler pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center of meatloaf registers 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. Arrange cheese on top of loaf, overlapping slices; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.* Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before cutting.

For topping, cook sliced onion, sliced peppers and salt in oil until tender. To serve, cut meatloaf into slices; arrange slices on plate topped with onions and peppers.

6 SERVINGS

NUTRITION INFORMATION: 1/6 of recipe
Calories 470, Calories From Fat 300, Total Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 140mg, Sodium 950mg, Total Carbohydrates 15g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 29g.


*If desired, substitute 2/3 cup shredded mozarella cheese for provolone cheese. Slice meatloaf. Sprinkle with cheese, top with cooked peppers and onions.







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well I've high elevated cholesterol since i was about 13, but no one did anything about it - then a few months ago my endro said I had to go on cholesterol lowing drugs, however he wasnt able to find one that I was able to take (as in all the ones he tired I turned out to be allergic ta), i'm on a new one at the moment, so far so good, but freak its almost 200.00 for a two month supple monies I do not have to spend on top of the metformin and avandia that i'm also on thanks to being insulin resistant.

I have been told that the high cholesterol is because of the PCOS, Diabetes and Porph all of which carry high cholesterol as a reasult - talk about getting hit from three sides at once.

I've been told that there is nothing I can do with what I eat to get it down, nothing I can do when it comes to exercise - because i'm already eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise.

oh well life is as it is and you just have to get though it the best you are able to.

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Good afternoon! Hope you all have a great weekend. I'm feeling a little under the weather with a stomach virus that came out of nowhere! Well at least there's no danger of me overeating! This sucks though! Hope I feel better when we barbeque tomorrow!



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JOVONN, for snacks, I have been eating one tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice (or two, depending on how much fiber I still need for the day) of 100% whole wheat bread. Sometimes, I will cut a banana into thin slices in a bowl and sprinkle one tablespoon of unsalted sunflower seeds on it. By eating the banana slowly, slice-by-slice, it "feels" like I am getting more food than if I eat the banana straight from the peel.

ANANDAGIRL, I am sorry to hear that you have additional health problems about which to worry. Is "insulin resistance" a precursor to diabetes, or is that entirely something else? If you have problems keeping your calorie-intake below 1300, let me know -- I have been having problems getting mine *above* 1200 on most days, and can share a sample day's worth of my food with you!



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Okay, I had my meeting with the nutritionist this morning - I really went in because of my cholesterol - my regular doctor thought everything else was pretty normal.

Well, I went in today and apparently I have other issues as well. Insulin resistance (high fasting blood insulin levels), and slightly elevated blood sugar, as well as liver enzymes that suggest an inflamed and possibly fatty liver. He has me drinking UltraMeal shakes 2x a day, with 3-4 additional meals/snacks, refraining from eating anything white, and keeping my calories UNDER 1300 a day. I am also to do 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 5 days a week, plus weight training. I have a CD of breathing techniques I need to listen to for 15 minutes twice a day for stress reduction, and I have a couple books the doctor's office gave me, and I also supposed to read "Sugar Busters"

All in all, it seems reasonable, and what I had already been doing, aside from the shakes (which bothers me slightly - shouldn't I be eating real food?) and it is limiting my calories more severly.
I kinda decided to give him a month to see if anything improves. I am supposed to go back in for another body composition analysis in two weeks, and then see him in a month.

I was a little shocked (didn't realize I had so many problems)! He did feel that once my weight got down, my bloodwork would probably normalize itself. He didn't give me much advice on supplements for cholesterol because he is more worried about my blood sugar (family history of diabetes, but not of Heart disease or stroke). UGH!

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not sure if I'll ever totally become vegetarian, but I am eating mostly raw and cooked veggies, and fruits way more than I eat meats and dairy now. And I feel so much better! I especially love my veggie burgers I'd think I'm eating meat! Mmmmm emoticon

Any tips on low cholesterol snacks that taste good?

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Flax seed is my new friend - I bought some flax seed bread at the Natural Foods Store today. Also, soy protein helps - soy milk or tofu are my faves, but veggie burgers work too. Avocado and Nuts of course have the good fats in them, but can be detrimental to weight loss!

As far as gas goes, beano can help, and so can gas X!

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Hello my fellow cholesterol fighters! I've been so busy this week that it's been hard for me to find time to address all of my posts from my various groups. But you can be assured that I will continue with this group.

Thanks for sharing the article with the soluble fiber information. I had no idea we needed to consume so much of it!

Questions:
1) any advice on what I can do to eliminate the excess gas build up I get when I eat foods throughout the day that contain alot of fiber?!
emoticon sometimes I don't even want to get in the bed with my husband, so I'll camp out in the living room until he's asleep then I sneak into bed with my stomach growling, and rumbling away!
2) what are some other foods that you guys enjoy that are high in fiber, or that helps keep your unhealthy cholesterol level down? (AND PLEASE, BESIDES OATMEAL!!! emoticon

talk to you all soon!~

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I had to do some research on this, but I found something! One source says:

"The American Dietetic Association recommends that people consume between 20 – 35 grams of total fiber daily, and of that, 5 – 10 grams should be soluble fiber. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEPIII) claims that we should be eating as much as 10 – 25 grams of soluble fiber/day."

The source of that information is:
http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/stayingonta
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It seems to be a very informative article!



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Hey, since soluble fiber helps lower the cholesterol, does anyone know how many grams of soluble fiber you should strive for? Is there any resource that tells you how much soluble fiber are in different foods? I have found lists of "high soluble fiber" foods, but no quanitites, and SparkPeople nutrition doesn't have the option to separate soluble and insoluble. I think that might be helpful!

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Welcome, Jovonn! What a pretty name! I hope you slept well and will continue to be a part of this group!

AnandaGirl, I am sorry that your appointment was cancelled due to insurance problems. One would think they would *jump* at paying for "PREVENTIVE" care, rather than footing a bigger bill in the future should something happen because of lack-of-prevention! Sheesh!

Yes, I have also read that "excess weight" can be a contributing factor to high cholesterol, independent of diet & exercise. I am certainly not a nutritional expert (this is my first diet), but I have read the same thing you did concerning this.



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Good morning everyone! I have some dissapointing news - my doctor called and we had to cancel my nutritionist appointment because my insurance is taking it's sweet time approving it. Stupid insurance.... I'm a heart attack waiting to happen and they drag their feet! emoticon Just kidding!

So, I have been reading articles that indicate excess weight can raise your cholesterol level all by itself, even if you are eating right and exercising - can anyone confirm this? Yet another reason to get my weight down!

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Hello my new friends! I am about to go to bed, but wanted to stop by quickly and introduce myself. My name is Jovonn and I have elevated cholesterol. it's barely over the high level but I am doing everything I can to get it back to normal. First thing being I MUST lose this extra weight (40 lbs to be exact) I'll be back soon, but for now dreamland is calling me!!!!!! emoticon

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Thank you Tiffybeth for the warm welcome! I eat one cup of oatmeal with skim milk every morning, plain. I don't like sweets at all, so plain is great for me! I don't know how, but I still keep craving it every day, and it helps to fill me up so much.

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Thanks for joining us, Michelle!

My parents increased their consumption of oatmeal when they had cholesterol problems and advised me to do the same. I can eat one-half cup of cooked oatmeal with one-quarter cup of golden raisins in it and it makes a pretty good combination for breakfast.

CONGRATULATIONS on bringing your cholesterol level down! Whoo hooo! That is certainly encouragement for the rest of us!

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Hi Everyone ~~ My cholesterol has been high for several years, and especially since I was diagnosed with an enlarged underactive thyroid 14 years ago. I started eating oatmeal every morning for over a year now, and my last appointment two months ago, my cholesterol went from 239 down to 214. It still needs to be lowered some, and I'm hoping with losing weight, that will take care of the problem. I didn't even realize that eating oatmeal would help, but it really did, and I love it! emoticon

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I have never heard of Octacosanol, Chromium GTF, or Guggul, but my father says NIACIN *is* important. In fact, I went to a page here where I can add additional things to track, and put NIACIN on the list.

Interesting story about your 199 reading, where the HDL was elevated and the LDL was down! Wow!

I just returned from the bookstore where I got the book "GOOD CHOLESTEROL, BAD CHOLESTEROL" by Anita Hirsch, M.S., R.D. It seems to be a very easy-to-read book and explains things in everyday language. I am looking forward to reading it (or should I say "digesting" it...*grin*) over the next few days.

By the way, here is a cute mnemonic that is mentioned in the book, which makes it easier to remember which is the GOOD cholesterol and which is the BAD cholesterol:

HDL = Heart's De-Lite
LDL = Low-Down Lousy



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Yes! I will certainly give you the update after my appointment tomorrow! I wanted to also say that sometimes a higher cholesterol number is not necessarily bad - I remember I had a Cholestrol test once where my HDL's (good cholestrol) were really high, and my LDL's and triglycerides (bad cholesterol) were really low, but my total Cholesterol was 199. It's so important to look at the whole picture! I am going to ask him about some herbs and supplements that I looked at online as well: aside from Omega 3's and fish oils, I also saw articles that suggested Niacin and Vitamin E are important, as well as "Octacosanol", Chromium GTF, and something called Guggul.

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Welcome, Victory! It is good to have you here with us!

I have heard that eating better is one key to taming the cholesterol beast, and exercise is another. You might only be eating less than 20mg of actual cholesterol in your foods (per the packaging), but many of the fats we eat are "converted" to cholesterol after they hit our digestive systems (especially the "saturated" fats). At least that is how I understand it, although I am still learning about this phenomenon.

Thanks for joinging, and I hope you can come back and share more with us later!



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Hello all, can't stay for long, but i am soo glad there is forum for high cholesterol. I have had high cholesterol since i was 16. i remember the doctor telling my father it was the amount of 2 adults. i didnt do anything with it because i felt ok. now, 18 years later, it is still high. i still feel ok, but now that i am educated on what cholesterol is and does, i am on a mission. i am hoping i can stay away from meds also, so, i would like to lose about 80 pounds and see if that will help. but here's the kicker, in a day, i don't even eat over 20mg of the stuff. i am very interested in getting it checked again in 6 months to see where it is. i would like to see if just eating less to none will help (cholesterol that is). anyways, enough rambling lol. i look forward to hearing from all of you and we sharing our experiences and giving our support!

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I am trying to lower it with diet also.

I will let you know how it goes for me.

Thanks for the warm welcome.

God be with us till we meet again.
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Welcome, Connie, and thanks for joining us!

Good luck with the Vytorin, and please let us know how it works! You are going to try eating healthier, too, right? I think every little bit we can do will add-up to good results!





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HI...My doctor told me just today, that my cholestrol is through the roof. She game me samples of Vytorin to try for 7 weeks, then she is going to have another blood test done before we continue with the medication.

I just joined this site today and am pretty excited about being able to track my progress. My cholestrol has always been high... so I thought I better try the medication and see if it helps.

I will let you know if the medication works or how well it worked for me... when I get the results from my next blood test.

Good luck on getting yours down with diet and exercise. That is always the healthiest way when it works.

God be with us till we meet again.
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Yay! Another group member! Thanks for joining and welcome!

Both of my parents had cholesterol problems, so it might be an inherited factor with me, too. My doctor had me speak with her nutritionist two weeks ago in an effort to change my diet and bring my cholesterol levels down without meds. I, too, would like to avoid the meds if possible!

I am following the dietary guidelines the nutritionist gave me rather than the SparkPeople diet plan. However, I am using the Food Tracker tool to monitor what I am eating, and to calculate calories, fat, etc. The Food Tracker here is awesome!

Perhaps after the meeting with your nutritionist, we can compare notes!



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Okay, I'm game! I have genetically high cholesterol levels, and although I have been able to keeo them in check with diet in the past, I am having a hard time getting them down, even though I have been doing pretty good diet and exercise wise since Janaury and lost 25 pounds. I have an appointment with a nutritionist tomorrow to see what else I can do - I don't want to go on medication!

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If you are concerned about your blood cholesterol levels (HDL, LDL), this is the place! I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol by my doctor and placed on a diet to lower my LDL and increase my HDL. If you have had the same thing happen, let's share information and support each other!


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This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Cholesterol Support Group" was started. Here is the description for this Group:

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers.


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