High cholesterol & it’s relationship to weight loss
Cholesterol is a necessary fat found in the bloodstream. It helps your body maintain healthy cells, and a healthy hormonal system. You do not want to eliminate cholesterol, but too much of it can be very unhealthy.
A high blood cholesterol level can cause fatty deposits to build up inside blood vessels, making it difficult for blood to flow through. Left untreated, this can eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke.
A dietitian can help you learn how to lower cholesterol. A healthy diet plays a major role in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Reducing weight and waist circumference by 5-10% is one of the primary strategies for reducing cholesterol levels in people who are overweight.
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As well as weight loss, or if you are already a healthy weight, there are a number of specific diet changes that your nutritionist will guide you through. These include:
- Increased soluble fibre intake
- Reduced saturated fat intake
- Elimination of trans fats
- Inclusion of mono and poly unsaturated fats
- Inclusion of plant sterols where possible
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