Managing Cholesterol

Author: FITivate | Published date: June 17, 2021 | Category: Medical

What is cholesterol?

It is a waxy, fatty substance produced by the liver, is essential for the production of hormones, vitamin D & digestive components in the body. Only 25% is derived from the food we eat, the rest is produced by the liver

High amounts of Bad Cholesterol (LDL) can lead to plaque build-up in arteries which can result in reduce blood flow to...

- The Brain (stroke), 

- The Heart (heart diseases)

- Stomach, Kidney, Liver (Digestive problems & gallstones)

- The Limbs (Peripheral arterial diseases)

Lifestyle changes to improve cholesterol levels (How to keep LDL Cholesterol at bay)

Say YES to Mono Saturated / Poly Saturated fats and NO to Trans Fats / Saturated Fats

Choose Healthier Fats

- Lean Meat

- Baked Nuts

- Olive / Canola Oil

- Fish (Salmon)

- Low Fat Dairy Products

Say NO to Trans-Fats

- Deep Fried

- Sweet Desserts

- Hydrogenated Oil

- Oily Snacks

High Fibre Foods

- Vegetables

- Oats

- Fruits

- Brown Rice

Exercise Regularly

- 100 - 150 mins of exercise per week

Drink in Moderation

By : Dr Chen Yiming

Family Physician, MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (NUS), GDFP Dermatology (NUS)



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