Foods to lower cholesterol, control diabetes and caring for heart

For those needing to lower cholesterol, control diabetes and take care of heart

CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS

Lots of fresh raw veggies and fruits-

Fruits- Fruit salads or a piece of fruit is the perfect snack or dessert .(The higher the number the better it is to reduce blood levels of cholesterol) Orange 24, Banana 16, Cherry 12, Apple 12, Peach 10, Pear 8, Coconut
Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one). Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. .but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.

Canteloupe, grapefruit spiced peaches, watermelon, pears, prunes, apricots, cinnamon apples, spiced watermelon rind, applesauce, pomegranates cinnamon pears, pineapple pieces, broiled bananas.

Diabetics especially should be careful with pineapple, grapes, bananas, dates and mangoes due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels Coconut which is very high in fat content and should be avoided
Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.

How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.

Apples- in addition to lowering cholesterol apples are a natural diuretic , protects your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to heart attacks and strokes, prevents constipation, Blocks diarrhea, Improves lung capacity, allowing one to breathe better, EVEN smokers! , protects lungs from atmospheric pollutants and irritants, Controls asthma Cushions joints, Protects teeth, Cut risk of thrombotic stroke, good for diabetics, Helps memory, Slashes risk of all cancer -notably breast, colon, liver and lung cancer, Super Antioxidant in the apple peel – Protects skin the sun damage, Diminishes bone loss, Guards against inflammation. One the most popular fruit, apples have a high pectin content and are very beneficial to diabetic patients. Pectin is found in the rind and in the pulp, and acts as a detoxifier of the body by supplying an excessive amount of galacturonic acid. This helps remove harmful waste from the bloodstream and can lower a diabetic’s insulin requirements by up to or even more than 35%. Besides being rich in pectin, apples are also rich in Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 prevents the damage of the brain cells that can occur due to diabetic acidosis.

Eat applesauce with cinnamon Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque.

Bananas, Bilberry, Blueberries, Citrus fruits, Cranberries, Cherries, Pumpkin, Tangerine, Lemons, Limes, Nashi Pears, Peaches, Prunes, White Grapes , Grapes Kiwi, Mangos, Plums, Raisins also help protect the heart.

Raspberries Pomegranates protects heart and help control diabetes.

Oranges- protect the heart Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

Strawberries, which help protect the heart are high in magnesium to help relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

Grapefruit protects the heart, stabilizes blood sugar to fight diabetes by helping to relieve stress stabilizing blood sugar to keep the blood sugar from spiking, and helping in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit can bring down the blood glucose level within a time span of just three days. Nutritionists recommend that anyone suffering from high blood sugar levels should be consuming at least three servings of grapefruit every day as a preventative measure against high blood sugar levels, especially when used in conjunction with a low fat, low-sugar, low-starch diet. Diabetic patients should experience a change in less than three months.

(NOTE: There are certain drugs when ingested together, with grapefruit juice can interact with various medications, resulting in potentially toxic drug levels and adverse effects. Read all medications brochures and listen to your doctor.)

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Fruit juices- protects heart and battle diabetes. Pomegranate juice is good. Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels on can or bottle to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners . Also avoid fruit juices and fruit concentrates that contain a lot of sugar as many fruits are required to make one glass of juice. Moreover, fruit juices do not provide a person with the dietary fiber. We need the fiber as Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.

Vegetables vitamin value is at peak when eaten raw. Since many of the vital vitamins and minerals in vegetables may be destroyed by cooking, the ideal use of raw vegetables is the most desirable for cholesterol lowering food. Vegetables are virtually fat free and contain no cholesterol, unless you add them. Prepare vegetables without butter or fat – use herbs or seasoning, instead. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

Load up on vegetables. Rich in soluble fiber, which regulates your body’s production and elimination of cholesterol preventing overeating and slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes, while relieving stress Stress can make blood sugar rise and slows down metabolism which causes weight gain. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. . (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)

Avocadoes which help stabilize blood sugar for diabetics are very high in fat content and thus should be avoided Artichokes Asparagus Avocado. Beets ( Magnesium rich helps stop angina.) Broccoli Brussel sprouts Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrots Cauliflower Celery ,Chard Coleslaw (Use real mayonnaise if you can find it without high fructose corn sweeteners, AVOID salad dressing) Corn Cucumbers Dill pickles, unless there is too much salt, Turnip greens protects Mustard Greens, Lettuce Leeks Endive, Kale, Green beans, watercress, Onions Parsley are also good for the heart and diabetes in addition to lowering cholesterol. 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories Vegetables help control diabetes.

Red Peppers protect heart. Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories . peas, barley, carrots oats, and beans are Sweet potatoes protects heart. Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. ) Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)Vegetables Beet root 25 , Broad bean 12,Brussels Sprout 24 , Cabbage 11, Carrot 12 , Cauliflower 18 Corn 952 Yam Onion 15 10 Pea 135 Green Peppers Pea Pods Peas Peppers Potatoes Squash Yellow peppers, spring onion protect the heart.

Vegetable soup 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

Seasonings and herbs- herbs added before serving the vegetables adds further to the natural flavor. Various combinations can be used with vegetables, cottage cheese, or gelatin recipes. Seasonings: garlic cloves, thyme, marjoram, basil, oregano, bay, and peppermint. All are good to include with cholesterol lowering food. Thyme controls diabetes Turmeric Spice protects heart Salt, use sparingly–may contribute to heart disease. Cinnamon which is good for blood sugar also protects the heart.

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Cut out most fats (use paper towels to “mop up grease” from meat or pizza before eating.

Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart. Maple Syrup and Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.) Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners. Avoid sugar free drinks as they will have aspartame (nutrasweet) or other sweeteners that make a diabetic’s body think they are going to be getting sugar. When the body doesn’t get it, it makes it crave it much more.
Whole Grains protects, heart cut your risk of Alzheimers. help control, treat and reverse diabetes. prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Whole wheat helps control diabetes and is linked to better blood pressure control.

Whole grain flour should be chosen over white flour. (Whole wheat and whole grain cereals are also an important source of vitamin B complex & protein in the low-fat diet.) AVOID WHITE FLOUR as it raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. Whole Grains in flour, bread and cereals help control diabetes. Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. The less flour eaten, the better sweet rolls, rolls, muffins, buns, coffee cake. cookies, cakes, and crackers should be avoided as they contain lard, butter and egg yolk. They may contain transfat as they are expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Most of them, when pre-made, also contain high fructose corn sweeteners, which pack on weight much quicker than sugar. This combination can be deadly for a diabetic.
Homemade egg noodles are better than ones you buy since you can be for certain what you put in them. Avoid using yolks of eggs s the cholesterol is high in them.

Whole wheat bread is the healthiest, most nutritious but don’t overdo. NOTE: Toast (AVOID) has a high “glycemic index”, meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.

Pasta, whole wheat , Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories. Choose whole wheat pasta over white.
Cereals cooked (oatmeal) or dry cereals such as Raisin bran or bran flakes to help protect the heart . and battle diabetes while lowering cholesterol. are nutritious, energy producing, and virtually fat free. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories. Excellent carbohydrate foods, if served with non-fat (skim) milk. Add stewed or fresh fruits such as bananas, prunes, peaches, pears, apricots, berries (these too control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes but be careful of bananas for diabetics as they have lots of sugar.) dates ,figs, raisins, or baked apple, along with wheat germ for an excellent for energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in “B” vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)

Wheat germ 553 Rice bran 1055 reduces blood levels of cholesterol

fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil fish oil, skin improving, its supposed to help arthritis. Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
lushless niacin but also B vitamins can make niacin (B vitamins are good for stress, weight, insomnia, the heart Take a good B complex Vitamin. (Wal-Mart has a B-150 that has all of the B vitamins in it.)

Brewers Yeast a rich source of chromium (stabilizes blood sugar level and decreases body fat), selenium and the B-complex vitamins in brewer’s yeast which include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. B vitamins also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.

B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)

Flaxseed oil. Flax seed capsules good for cholesteral and diabetes,( bought mine at Wal-Mart ) Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes. Flax protects heart and battles diabetes.

fiber tablets (the Wal-Mart version of Metamucil) that one of the recommendations for usage is to help reduce cholesterol. or Metamucil) or FiberSure. MSM might also help lower cholesterol. It is a vitamin (At Wal-Mart look to the left of the vitamins that are in alpha order–as they aren’t under the M’s)

RED RICE YEAST. standardized is good for lowering cholesterol. Doctor recommended one red rice yeast (600mg) tab, once a day and then go to two time per day after 2-3 weeks., said 50% of people can get their cholesterol under 200 with red rice yeast. Of course, you have to eat a lower cholesterol diet also.

Chromium picolnate …..for blood sugar

CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for “pain stopping” nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)

Dear Pharmacist Column on 9/1/2007 SUZY COHEN said that statin cholesterol reducers (Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Advicor) deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10 causing muscle aches, cramps, weakness and heart disease, among other things. Replenishing the body with CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or its activated form, “ubiquinol” usually makes people feel better within a matter of days, allowing “many to continue their statin, where they would normally find it intolerable. http://dearpharmacist.com/page.php?37 to see if you take a drug mugger and learn what nutrients to restore.

Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.–250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.

400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)

Lecithin Oil: help to ‘cleanse” the liver and emulsify fat in the body, in order to excrete it better.

Garlic protects heart. garlic caps.

Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.

diet/exercise changes-add walking 2-3 miles a few times a week to your routine

pedometer to measure and walk 10,000 steps a day

Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. (But Use in moderation.) ) Choose butter over margarine because butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added! Braums cows don’t get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products. Margarine- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

Check the cooking oil you use and also the salad dressing. Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening. Olive Oil protects heart and is better than many oils. Vegetable shortening- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)Cottonseed 327, Palm 49 Flax seed 338, Soybean 221

Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we don’t crave sweets.
Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
-walnuts chestnuts, seeds, peanuts, almonds which are also good for diabetes) Brazil nuts also help relieve stress promoting calmness and allowing your body to metabolize food properly so you don’t pack on weight. (Nuts, such as pecans could be added to your oatmeal breakfast) Cashews, chestnuts, Almonds and Brazil nuts are – Magnesium rich to help stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points. Pistachios protects heart Peanuts protects heart. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. (The higher the number the better it is.)Nuts -Almond 143, Cashew 158 Peanut 206, Pecan 108,Pistachio 108 Walnut 108

Yogurt-unflavored, is a great probiotic, for those who have used antibiotics.but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit

Petting a pet for several minutes a day is proven to lower blood pressure, anything soothing done daily should help.

cranberries, figs, mushrooms, nuts, onions, prunes, tomatoes, wheat germ, wheat bran,

seasoned tomatoes, herbs, and the various relishes such as mint jellies and sauces, chili, catsup, cranberry jellies, chutney

PROTEIN- L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups. Think eggs, fish poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat when possible )

Some fish are especially low in fat, such as perch, haddock, flounder, sturgeon, smelts, scallops. Others like brook trout, porgy, cod, and croakers are somewhat higher in fat content, but are still quite low in fat content when compared with meats. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries,short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight.When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible. Tuna is particularly low in fat. Many canned fish when not packed in oil are very low in fat and are excellent choices as cholesterol lowering food. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Swordfish , Herring, Salmon protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes,Mackerel protects heart

Tuna helps control, treat and reverse (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury) Stress can make blood sugar rise.

Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings.

Poultry (Chicken and turkey) help relieve stress, high in protein for healing are excellent sources of proteins for cholesterol lowering food, provided lean poultry is used. Remove skin before cooking. The dark meat of poultry is higher in fat. . Fat from chicken and turkey is best drained off and removed just as you should in all meats. ground turkey, also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein. Turkey – magnesium rich helps stop angina helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm..) T

Beef (lean) go very easy on eating red meat but when you do have just a little it helps with healing, is a natural sedative, helps relieve stress which is good for blood sugar rise. ( good idea would be ( Chili Con Carne made with more beans than meat, peppers,and onions as it is good for the heart also.. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes, the beef and beans for healing and stress, also help lower cortisol. Always Dab it with a paper towel until all grease is gone.) also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer’s Yeast – rich in “B” vitamins.

Egg whites ( protein), help to relieve stress may be eaten and used for cooking as much as desired but the yellow should be avoided. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Eggs also protects heartand help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible

Beans- navy also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) protects heart-and lowers your risk of Alzheimers. Snap beans, soy beans Pinto Beans Navy Beans Legumes, Lima Beans Kidney Beans, Blackeyed peas also protects heart help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils help control diabetes and protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber) Kidney bean 127 Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans

MILK One glass or more daily of non-fat or skim milk should be taken. As an added source of fat-free or low-fat protein, skim or fat-free milk can be fortified by adding to each glass of milk a tablespoonful or more of dried, skim milk. This “fortified” milk also has a thick creamy taste and can be flavored to suit the individual taste with various flavoring agents. Yogurt made from non-fat milk can also be used for nutritious variety. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum’s milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart’s regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day.) (Don’t forget that milk does freeze well.) also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum’s milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart’s regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work. Soy milk protects heart.

Chili peppers – also protects the heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)Many Cardiologists tell their patients to eat lots of hot peppers to increase circulation and blood flow thus helping to prevent deadly blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes. your body produces endorphins that reduce your sense of pain and effects your emotions. Because these endorphins make you feel good, you may even find that you actually crave more and increasingly hot peppers. Cayenne

The majority of cheeses are very high in butterfat content and so should not be used in the low-fat diet. There are several important exceptions, however. First is cottage cheese made from dry curd and non-fat milk, as specified by federal law. Cottage cheese must contain a minimum amount of butterfat to meet legal requirements. There are also other brands of cheeses low or negligible in fat content, which are processed from non-fat milk or whey, such as the Geska type of Sapsago cheese (Swiss green cheese), certain Scandinavian cheeses, and in the United States brands of jack cheese made from skim milk or whey.

Salad dressings that are low in fat content can be found but they do contain a small degree of fat, so it is best to prepare your own fat-free dressings whenever possible. Mayonnaise to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing)

apple cider vinegar The amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar have also shown promise in neutralizing some of the harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol. A T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help as vinegar contains potassium and is good for losing weight One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz. glass of water before your two biggest meals of the day, can help you lose weight as it helps suppress the appetite and boosts metabolism, plus it speeds digestion, so food is burned for energy, instead of being stored as fat. ( with “mother” in it. To make “mother” in your apple cider vinegar: If vinegar is cloudy it is ok. That is the “Mother” in it which is actually good for you Also, you can add some “mothered” vinegar to a new bottle to help speed things up.) Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )

See also what Dear Pharmacist (Suzy Cohen has to say on it!) http://dearpharmacist.com/?p=751

Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. On your salad opt for vinegar with extra virgin olive oil.( Be sure to use EXTRA virgin olive oil )

While small amounts of mineral oil are preferred by some for salads, but if used more than occasionally this is not desirable, since mineral oil tends to interfere with absorption of vitamin A in the food.

garnishes: watercress, croutons, garlic, chives, pimiento, lemon, lime, orange or tangerine and other fruits, mint, carrots (also good for diabetes), beets, green onions, celery, radishes, cottage cheese, parsley, pickles and peppers, ketchup, vinegar, non-fat yogurt, herbs, and spices.

DRINKS-
Green tea and black tea protect the heart and lower blood sugar. (Celestial Seasonings brand is the highest rated for antioxidants). which can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol is good for you but be sure to avoid caffeine which ages you, causes stress, causes swelling in the tissues and dehydrates the body while allowing fluid build up in the tissues causing bloating and swelling and doesn’t allow for flushing the body of toxins (Make sure your green tea actually says it is caffeine free when you drink green tea, as most green tea is not caffeine –free.) tea, . Choose decaf for heart
coffee, coffee substitutes, skim, fat-free milk, non-fat milk cocoa, skim milk powder shakes, and egg white eggnogs. Where desired for additional nutriments, flavoring can be added to these flavored skim milk drinks in between meals or at bedtime.

Coffee protects heart but the caffeine dehydrates the heart which is which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf).

Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart and can cause Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is) The soft drink industry has replaced sugar with high fructose corn sweeteners which pack on weight at 3 times the rate of sugar. It is deadly for diabetics. Also avoid any drink with with artificial sweeteners.
Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content).

SNACK FOODS-
Popcorn- 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
Potato chips and most chips including Doritoes AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

TOMATO PRODUCTS –protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
Tomatoes -
Ketchup- %. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
Spaghetti sauce Check jar to see if it has high fructose corn sweeteners.

Soy compounds called isoflavones act like human hormones that regulate cholesterol levels. Research shows that regular consumption of soy isoflavones may reduce total cholesterol levels by up to 10 percent. Soy protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

Fasting may help lower cholesterol levels.

NATURAL nutrients The top nutrients listed below have been proven in numerous double blind studies to significantly outperform the statin drugs in improving blood serum levels of cholesterol.

• Policosanol: A natural extract from sugar cane and rice bran wax. (It will not increase your blood sugar levels.)
• Guggullipid: An ancient Indian herb. Not only will this herb assist with normalizing your cholesterol levels, but it will also help lower Triglycerides.
• Oryzanol Rice Bran Oil: Contains plant sterols, gamma oryzanol and tocotrienols, which reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
Limonene Oil: A natural compound in orange peel oil.
• Pumpkin seed oil: Rich source of fatty acids, natural minerals such as zinc and selenium, and carotenoids.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAKING STATINS (CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE http://www.alsa.org/als/symptoms.cfm
ANTIBIOTICS CAN CAUSE SWELLING AND CATTLE ARE FED ANTIBIOTICS

RE: CHOLESTEROL LOWERING MEDICATIONS (CALLED STATINS)
Dr. Peter Gott (of FAMILY DOCTOR’S COLUMN IN THE NEWSPAPER Aug 29, 2007) was asked if one could stop the high-priced cholesterol pills and he replied that they may wish to try omega-3 capsules or niacin as a cheaper alternative to the high-priced prescription medications. He also said that they should be on a low-fat diet to help reduce their cholesterol level.

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AVOID:
DIABETES
Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, excessive thirst can be caused by aspartame Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)Diabetes and Diabetic Complications,

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) diabetics should never ever eat anything that contains high fructose corn sweeteners as they can lead to type 2 diabetes, inability to control blood sugar levels, (Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia) hypertension, weight gain, high triglyceride levels,and obesity. contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. (High fructose is found in almost everything we eat if it isn’t something that comes to you almost exactly as the farmer grew it. In other words, if it is a package or can or prepared for you by someone in a restaurant chances are it has HFCS in it. High Fructose Corn sweeteners cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS also contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly. This is now found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar. It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas.. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don’t know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart. MSG poisoning has been linked to asthma, and heart problems tachycardia, arrhythmia, seizures, nausea and vomiting, hives, skin rash, anxiety attacks, depression , weight problems, migraine headaches, sleeping disorders, asthma, glaucoma, diabetes. and much, much It causes gross obesity and learning disorders in laboratory animals that ingest it when young. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. Accent flavor enhancer- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. This is used in many restaurants.

Campbell’s soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (Restaurants are notorious for using MSG and then denying it because it goes by names other than MSG so if you ask if it has MSG they can say no. Remember bouillon cubes have MSG )

Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
Kraft Dressings

Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

Keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures in winter andCold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don’t keep the AC too cool.)
P.S. It is proven that people overeat when they are in air conditioning. The body is trying to get us to eat more to stay warmer….Haven’t you ever noticed that you aren’t as hungry on warm summer days???
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MUSCLE SPASMS- You might be low in zinc and calcium

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2 Responses to Foods to lower cholesterol, control diabetes and caring for heart

  1. Taylor says:

    Poultry- Chicken is a great low fat source of protein, which plays a role in maintaining muscle mass and bone density. Rich in selenium, necessary for proper thyroid functioning.

    Pounding chicken breasts breaks down fiber, reducing the time needed for marinating and cooking.

  2. Nick says:

    Phytosterols are clinically proven to reduce cholesterol naturally and has lot of research backing. This dietary supplement is very famous in western world for cholesterol reduction and is also recommended by doctors.

    Please visit http://www.nutrabuff.com for more details.

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