has to be a reason for the cholesterol to be high. A vegetarian diet can be one
of eating absolutely no dairy or animal meat products or one of just avoiding
you are a TRUE vegetarian and eat no dairy or animal products you will have to
look at your source of fats and protein. Are you using any fats that are not
healthy fats, such as hydrogenated oils, or oils that form trans-fats when
digested? IF, you find the source of the cholesterol you can eliminate your
body cannot make bad cholesterol if you do not supply it with the ingredients
to do so.
limiting your fats to only a good nut fat such as almond and-or a good seed
like flax or sunflower for a month and see what your results are.
thing, you say you are eating whole grain only? Is this processed grain? Try eating
unprocessed grains or less processed grains than products made from highly
processed flours. Or try a product made from a non grain seeds such as millet
flour. The more a grain is processed the more good parts of it are destroyed or
reduced leaving you with a starch that will undoubtedly ferment while
digesting. How many processed foods do you eat? Is your vegetarian diet from
fresh fruits and veggies, or is it from “Canned” or processed foods laden with
salts and unlabeled fats?
and last, what is the ph status of your blood?
Most diets consist of highly acidic causing foods which causes your body
to store excess acid in the fats of your body. You say you are overweight, this
could be a major reason since even though you are “Vegetarian” you are still
overweight. Get a few ph strips or paper and check your first urine in the morning. If
it is under 7.0 on the ph scale this may be part of the problem.
Genetics can play a role also, but I really think this is
more of a crutch for most people. I was told I would be on my cholesterol meds
for the rest of my life as my whole family had high blood pressure and high
cholesterol! I changed my lifestyle of
eating and am now off all my meds with a total cholesterol of 145 by doing so.
I am diabetic also and have been able to eliminate all my meds.
I follow a lifestyle of eating called the ph “diet”. You
ought to look into it to see if it can help you too. Just Google it and read about it. It is a
sort of vegetarian diet but just a little different. There are several good books on the ph diet
out there, some a little more radicle and hard to follow but most with a common
sense attitude of diet one can follow.
One thing, you have to want something bad enough to make it happen.
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