This is our Animal Food Lower Cholesterol list. While these work on their own, add the water cures to the protocol and the benefits are exponential.
Tip: Want to lower your cholesterol with food before an insurance check up or health report? Below is how one person successfully did that by increasing fat consumption.
This is a tale of two fats.
We need to cut out the bad fats and eat more of the healthy fats.
Virgin Olive Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil (for heat cooking) are Healthy Fats
In addition to using good fats, we need to avoid bad fats.
How can we know what are the bad trans fats to be avoid? Anything on the label that says 'hydrogenated' provides the clue of what to avoid. But healthy fats like olive oil, when used to cook with, become a trans fat. If necessary for cooking, consider using coconut oil.
Most health sites say to avoid the fats such as found in meat, dairy and certain oils. We disagree for many reasons. The science coming out is saying that fat is not only good for us, it is essential. It is brain food among other things.
You also need to know, when you consume low fat foods like low fat milk, this causes the body to shift farther on the acid side of the balance. This causes the body to compensate by taking calcium from our bones and putting it in the circulation of our blood. Spoiler alert: milk does not build strong bones. Cows don't drink milk once weaned and yet they have strong bones? How is this so?
The trans fats raise LDL or low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Think of the LDL as the low down dirty rotten scoundrel or lousy cholesterol. The HDL or high-density lipoprotein has a higher calling or healthy cholesterol.
So, which animal foods are best to help keep our cholesterol at its best? What is the food lower cholesterol list?
And since fat is one of the things that our cells turn into ATP, the primary cellular fuel, how much should we eat (read we need fat for energy and health).
Additionally, dehydration also causes you to increase cholesterol. When we do not have enough water in our body, more cholesterol is produced to prevent further water loss. How does maintaining fluid intake fit in.
Actually its fatty fish including salmon, mackerel, sardines, lake trout, herring, halibut. (3 servings a week, its the omega-3 fatty acids)
Fish and omega 3 fatty acids.
- Lake trout
- Albacore tuna
Tip: You may not need to worry about mercury if you eat 80 percent raw vegetable meal with your fish. Many vegetables and some fruits attract and remove mercury from our gut.
Three eggs will help. If you eat them raw, all the better. Grossed out, we have found a way to make them edible and tasty to eat raw.
Eggs got a bad rap for years. But we now know that yolks have a lot of choline, which is a part of lecithin. Choline works to dissolve fat and cholesterol, preventing cholesterol from accumulating on your artery walls.
The Atkins diet has been found to lower cholesterol. How could this be?
Simple. What if its not the fat but rather the kind of carbohydrates that causes the damage that causes the cholesterol? Eliminate the carbs and the numbers are improved.
One of our hydration coaches tested the Atkins diet. His results are telling.
By eating only meats for about 3-4 days before the life insurance blood work was to be taken, the hydration coaches mate was complaining how the cholesterol readings would be going through the roof.
The diet was almost entirely meat. Especially the fat was savored for the three days.
Then the nurse from the insurance company came. By the way, the nurse called a few days before the blood work and told the coach, avoid fats for the next three days so that your cholesterol is not artificially high.
The cholesterol reading was just above the bottom of the acceptable range that the lab used. Ranges differ from lab to lab. The point, it was low and just above the bottom of the acceptable range.
Your results may very but for some, this works.More on Debunking the Cholesterol Food Myths.
When we eat the animal based foods, especially meats, we get very little water locked up inside the meat molecules. Further, when these go through our gut, they require even more water. When eating any of these, it is beneficial to consume water 30 to 45 min before eating and 2 1/2 hours after eating the above in order to get the best benefit. These recommendations are nothing more than the water cures protocol.
When it comes to 'food lower cholesterol', eating less sweets and carbs and eating more meat and fats may make the change.
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