RECOMMENDED AND NOT RECOMMENDED FOODS
Within the changes in lifestyle it is important to keep in mind that proper nutrition is one of those modifications. Remember that cholesterol can bind to fats and build up in the walls of the arteries and block blood flow. Celebrate Life presents the following list of foods you can consider improving your diet every day.
In addition to using foods that are low in trans or saturated fats, it is important to cook the recommended foods appropietaly. Pay attention to the following tips:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN HIGH CHOLESTEROL
Physical activity is an important pillar at any time of your life, but it is undoubtedly essential when you have high blood cholesterol because in addition to helping to reduce weight offers great benefits for cardiovascular health.
CELEBRATE LIFE GIVES YOU SOME RECOMMENDATIONS
It is recommended to do 30 minutes a day of physical activity at least 5 days a week. Exercise can improve cholesterol because it can help by increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or so-called "good" cholesterol. 15
Always talk with your doctor before you start practicing any sport or physical activity. Ask him the time and intensity with which he should do it. Reduce the time you sit, this will benefit your overall health.16
An important part of doing physical activity is losing weight. If you manage to lose 3 to 5% of your current weight, you can reduce the amount of LDL or "bad" cholesterol and increase the amount of HDL or "good" cholesterol, also, in diabetic or hypertensive patients their blood glucose or blood pressure can be kept stable.16
14.American Heart Association. (2016). ¿Cómo puedo mejorar mi colesterol? Retrieved from AHA: https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/howcanilowerhighcholesterol_span-ucm_316250.pdf
15. Mayo Clinic. (2019). Los 5 cambios en el estilo de vida más importantes para mejorar los niveles de colesterol. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/es-es/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/reduce-cholesterol/art-20045935
16. Mayo Clinic. (2019). Los 5 cambios en el estilo de vida más importantes para mejorar los niveles de colesterol. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/es-es/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/reduce-cholesterol/art-20045935