Cleveland, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2013 -- Despite the availability of treatments for high cholesterol, most of the medical practicioners still believe a healthy diet is the most effective way to control cholesterol levels. Medical experts suggest that as long as the condition has not developed into a heart disease, there is still a greater chance for good cholesterol to win over the bad cholesterol.
High cholesterol refers to above normal levels of bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL). In order to prevent the bad cholesterol from developing into any heart disease, there should be more good cholesterol, or high-density lipoproteins (HDL) in the bloodstream. An accurate cholesterol count is accomplished through a blood test.
"There are a number of complications, other than heart diseases, that can still arise from high cholesterol levels. This is why it is very important for people to understand the interplay between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and how to manage them," said Steve Lithgow of My Bad Cholesterol.
Eating Healthy Increases Good Cholesterol
Lithgow also agreed that a simple shift to healthy meals will contribute to the maintanence of a good cholesterol level. There are certain foods known to faciliate the increase of good cholesterol count in the body such as lemons, nuts and spices.
Meanwhile, bad cholesterol levels increase with the constant intake of food rich in saturated and trans fats commonly found in pastries, fast food, and canned goods. It is also suggested to avoid recipes that use of too much oil, as they are also known to trigger a rise in bad cholesterol levels.
Regular Exercise Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels
Aside from food choices, regular exercise has also been linked to lower cholesterol levels.
"Avoiding bad cholesterol involves a huge lifestyle shift. This can easily start from simply committing to eat healthy," said Lithgow adding that strict diet plan is specifically crucial for people who are genetically conditioned to have higher cholesterol levels. These people are more vulnerable to heart-related diseases.
According to Lithgow, several cases of high cholesterol can be easily managed if preventive measures are done earlier. Exercising being one of the top proactive measures. Statin treatments are only necessary in cases when the cholesterol level has already caused other health complications.
"Some people panic once they realize that they have high cholesterol levels, and readily resort to treatments. We want to let them know that there are still more natural ways to lower cholesterol," Lithgow shared.
Whether it is parking the car farther away from the front entrance, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or heading to the gym for an hour everyday, any activity helps.
MyBadCholesterol.Com features some of the best information on lifestyle choices that are known to effectively lower bad cholesterol levels, and boost good cholesterol. It also includes a recipe guide to easy-to-prepare meals that are known to be good for the heart and the cholesterol levels.
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My Bad Cholesterol is a health website that advocates natural approaches to lowering bad cholesterol in the body. It contains tips and reliable resources to regulating cholesterol levels.
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