Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cholesterol

Okay here's a little lesson in cholesterol. You have good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL), so you want your HDL to be as high as possible and your LDL to low. Genetics play a big role in your cholesterol as does diet. The cholesterol you eat in foods doesn't effect your cholesterol as much as the amount of fat that you eat. So to raise your HDL you need to stay away from saturated fat. The more liquidy a fat is, the better it is for you. Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats are good for you and you should eat them. They can be found in Omega 3 and 6, like fish oil. Also avocados and nuts have a lot of good fat. And flax seed is always good, you buy it in bulk and then grind it up and put it in your oatmeal or whatever. Aerobic exercise is also very good for improving cholesterol. To keep your LDL in check, stay away from eating too much actual cholesterol, which is found in egg yolks, red meat products, shellfish, etc. Also stay away from trans fats and eat plenty of fiber.

Kellie- The white stuff inside of oreos is made of LARD and sugar.... no lie!

1 comment:

Rich and Kellie said...

you are ruining my life...Ok maybe you are trying to save it :)