INTRODUCTION BLOOD TYPE HEALTH TOPICS
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Blood cholesterol is
important to human because it decides what are the chances of getting heart
diseases and related illness or diseases. High blood cholesterol is dangerous
cause the chances of getting heart diseases is much higher than those with lower
between Blood cholesterol and Heart diseases
cholesterol in blood builds up on the walls of the arties carrying blood to the
heart. It is called "arterioscleroses". Arties are narrowed thus blood
flow to the heart is slowed down or blocked. When lesser blood flows to the
heart, lesser oxygen is obtained leading to chest pain, heart attack or worse
fatality. It is unaware to us because it happens so slowly.
Cigarette smoking, high
blood cholesterol, low LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes,
obesity/overweight and physical inactivity all these are risk factors, which can
Risk factors that
cannot be controlled are Age, <45 for men, <55 for women.
Heredity, Male members
Female members stricken
of Blood cholesterol level
High intake of
saturated fat, cholesterol and calories in daily diet can lead to obesity.
Healthy daily average intake of cholesterol in food is 220-260 mg for women and
360 mg for men.
(LDL)-cholesterol goes up and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol goes
down is caused by being overweight.
Cholesterol being make
and handled in the body is partly influence by the genes.
Both men and women’s
blood cholesterol level starts to rise at the age of 20. Men have lower level
than women having menopause at the same age. After which the risk of women
getting heart disease is higher due to the raise of LDL-cholesterol.
No matter how high or
low your blood cholesterol may be it is still the best to keep it low which
helps to reduce risk of getting heart disease. The following guidelines are
Starch and Fiber
Food high in starch and
fiber are excellent substitute for food high in saturated fat. Bread, cereals,
pasta, grains, fruits and vegetables are low in saturated fat. Try limiting
fatty topping and spreads like butter, which are made up of whole dairy milk
products. Starch and fiber are good sources of vitamins and minerals. By
consuming soluble fiber like oats, barley, dry peas and beans may lower blood
Foods low in cholesterol
Animal food may be low
in saturated fat but might be high in cholesterol. Organ meat like liver and egg
yolks are low in fat but rich in cholesterol. Egg white and plant food do not
Be more physically active
Being active lowers
blood cholesterol but also help to lose weight, lowers blood pressure and
improves blood circulation and reduces stress.
Maintain a healthy weight and lose weight if overweight
Overweight adults with
"apple" shape, bigger (pot) belly tend to have higher risk of heart
disease than those with "pear" shape, bigger hips and thighs. Do not
try a crash diet because it might do more harm than help.
Eating the healthy way
Do not cut out all the
saturated fat and high cholesterol food at one go; slowly substitute it with one
or two low saturated food or low cholesterol food day by day. Slowly changing it
will allow you to stick to it better. Eat wisely choose different servings from
different types of foods like meat, fish, shellfish, diary foods, eggs, fruits
cereals, bread, pasta, rice and other grains, dry peas, beans, fats, sweets and
snack and the correct number of servings.