A Nutritional Therapist's Approach to Health, Fat and Cholesterol
Today's TT Tips are aimed at helping apply what we have learned in the latest fat and cholesterol blog, to our everyday nutrition and lifestyle considerations.
- Increase omega-3 fatty acids. Eat anti-inflammatory foods like cold-water fish such as sardines, salmon, herring as well as flaxseed and even seaweed. Healthy fats benefit your heart by improving your overall cholesterol profile. Essential fats reduce inflammation. They decrease triglycerides. They also decrease the smaller more dangerous lipoprotein particles that contribute to heart disease by converting them into light, fluffy, safe bigger particles.
- Avoid fried food.
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure your diet is rich in antioxidants. Free radicals can damage artery walls, enabling plaque to form in them. Antioxidants disarm the free radicals and so stop them causing damage.
- Stay fit.
- No smoking.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Avoid prolonged periods of stress.
- Know your blood pressure and have your blood lipid levels checked every 5 years.