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High Cholesterol. By: Ninah Thao. What is "high cholesterol"?. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in fat(lipids) in your blood. You body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells. But if you have high cholesterol, it can increase your risk of getting heart disease.

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High Cholesterol

By: Ninah Thao

What is "high cholesterol"?

  • Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in fat(lipids) in your blood.

  • You body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells. But if you have high cholesterol, it can increase your risk of getting heart disease.

  • You can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels if you have high cholesterol.

  • It will make it difficult for your oxygen-rich blood to flow through your heart and break. And if oxygen rich blood doesn't get to them, you can have a heart attack or a stroke.

How do you get it?

  • High cholesterol can be inherited.

  • Eating too much saturated fat, ex. breakfast foods, beef, pork, milk, butter, and cheese.

  • Crackers, chips, margarine, palm oil, cocoa butter may also have a lot of saturated fat.

  • Being overweight can cause high cholesterol.

  • Being inactive can cause high cholesterol.

  • Smoking can also be a cause too.

  • If your cholesterol is higher than 200mg/dL, you have high cholesterol.

How does it affect your diet?

  • If you have high cholesterol, you have to limit what type of foods you eat.

  • Avoid fatty meals, full fat dairy products, snacks, cake, and processed meats.

Is there a cure?

  • Eat healthy and exercise daily!

  • Eat more fish instead of other meats, fish should be baked or poached not fried.

  • Use olive oil or walnut oil, they're healthier oils.

  • Grains like oats and oatmeal are also good at lowering your cholesterol.

  • Eating apples, artichokes, garlic, and onions help lower your cholesterol.

  • Eating more green vegetables also lower your cholesterol; ex. broccoli, spinach, lettuce, and green beans (low carb. too).

  • Drinking fruit juice every morning before breakfast will drastically improve your cholesterol level over time.

What do you have to do with your diet to live with high cholesterol.

  • Watch what you eat.

  • It's very important to exercise.

  • You should jog, walk, run, swim, bike, or do aerobics daily.

  • To lose weight and lower your cholesterol, do cardiovascular exercises.

  • Don't over work yourself when it comes to exercising though. You want to start off slowly... you then, can gradually increase the intensity level of your workout.

Technology & High Cholesterol

  • If you know you have high cholesterol, you can search up healthy low cholesterol meals online.

  • You can look up questions about having cholesterol or how to lower your cholesterol.

Meal examples that don't raise your cholesterol.

  • For breakfast, you can make homemade Banana Bran Muffins or Egg White Omelet with Tomatoes.

  • For a snack, you can make Banana, Strawberry, and Honey Smoothie.

  • For lunch, you can make Zucchini Noodles.

  • For dinner you can make an Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza.













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