Keep the values of cholesterol in the norm it is an important health issue. When cholesterol is high, in fact, the risks for the heart increase and we need to be even more careful.
High Cholesterol? Beware of:
> keep the values of the blood pressure;
> keep the values of the triglycerides;
> check the values of glycemia;
> keep a adequate body weight, avoiding overweight and obesity, especially thecentral obesity, the one located in the abdomen area.
Furthermore, it is very important not smoking.
The action of cardiovascular risk factors is synergistic, which is why it is very important, when you have even one, to preventively intervene on all the others as well.
Foods for those with high cholesterol
- foods for high cholesterol are all the ones with low in fat and with a limited number of calories and sugars.
> Water: you need to drink at least one and a half liters a day.
> Seasonal vegetables; at least two portions a day, cooked and seasoned in a simple way;
> Seasonal fruit, two or three servings a day, preferring the less sugary and less caloric one;
> Extra virgin olive oil, as the only fatty seasoning;
> Legumes, many legumes, varying the types;
> Simple bread, that is, made only of flour (wheat, barley, farro), yeast, water and a pinch of salt. Bread seasoned with fat or stuffed should be avoided;
> Cereals. Pasta is fine, but don't overdo it with the amount of carbohydrates; it is also a good idea to vary the types of cereals;
> If you are using packaged foods, avoid those with more than 16 grams of fat per 100 grams of product;
> Blue fish.
- foods for high cholesterol are those cooked in a simple way. The foods should be steamed, grilled, baked, without adding fat, with the exception of a little extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned preferably with aromas and citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, tangerines).
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