Stop High Cholesterol Levels With This Secret Food

Stop High Cholesterol Levels With This Secret Food

August 16, 2019 35 By William Morgan


hello well, today I want to share with
you a top but open secret that I use
to keep my bad cholesterol in check and
you too can use it to lower your
cholesterol levels and guess what? It is
simple and it’s also very tasty and I
know you’re gonna love it.
See you in a couple of seconds
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Now before I continue, let me apologize
for the late arrival of this video. Life
events got in the way. I’m sorry! But here
we are now. So what do I have for you
here today? Well, in this video I’m going
to tell you about the specific food
that actually helps me to keep my bad
cholesterol in check. I’m going to tell
you about why it works. How it works. What makes it work. I’m also going to tell you
about how much of it you should eat and
that is very important and I’m also
going to tell you about how to optimize
it so you get the best out of it. So you
get the desired result; which is to keep
out cholesterol levels in check. So, let’s
get started.
Well, the good news here is that you
don’t have to travel very far to access
the open secret food that’s gonna help
us reduce our cholesterol levels. In
particular our bad cholesterol levels. You
don’t have to go to Bali to get your
hands on this food. You don’t have to
visit Vietnam to access this food nor do
you have to travel to Costa Rica to get
your hands on this lovely food. Why is
that?
well that’s because this open secret
food that is gonna help us lower our bad
cholesterol levels is right here on our
doorstep. So, what’s this lovely food that
I’m talking about? Well, it’s the good old
reliable glorious strawberries. Oh yes,
strawberries will actually help us
reduce our cholesterol levels and I’m not
just saying this lightly because
strawberries
have been subjected to quite a number of
studies, so it’s proven that it does
help to reduce cholesterol levels. Here
is the 1st study. This one looked at
one month strawberry supplementation
looking at the effects of that on
cardiovascular risk markers and in this
study they found that strawberry
consumption over that period of one
month actually been beneficially
influenced the lipid profile by
significantly reducing total cholesterol
bad cholesterol which is the LDL
cholesterol and triglycerides. So
compared to the lipid profile of the
subjects when they entered the study a
month earlier, after daily consumption of
strawberries, a month later, they found
that their lipid profiles had
significantly improved. So that’s one
study.
Here’s another. This study looked at the
effect of adding strawberries to a
cholesterol-lowering diet. In actual fact,
this study which was a crossover study,
they compared the effects of adding
strawberries against adding oat bran
bread and what did the researchers find?
They found that during the period the
subjects were using a strawberry, there
were reductions in the bad cholesterol
and the ratio of the total to a good
cholesterol actually improved
significantly. More importantly, they found
that the results they got from adding
strawberries were comparable to what
you’ll find if the subjects were using a
cholesterol-lowering diet for a period
of a year. The study authors also
actually added that well strawberries
does improve the palatability of your
diet, so what’s not to like. Here’s the
3rd study. This one looked at the effect
of strawberries on atherosclerosis
markers in subjects who had metabolic
syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a
condition where you have high
blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess
body fat around the waist as well as
abnormal lipid profiles. So, what did they
find in this subjects who were
practically not metabolically well, if you
like. They found that strawberry
supplementation actually significantly
decreased total cholesterol as well as
the bad cholesterol
but what I like about this study is the
fact that they also found that
strawberry actually reduced the small
low-density cholesterol. This is the bad
cholesterol. This is a small particle
cholesterol. This is the one that does a
lot of the damage to the walls of our
arteries. So, for me, this finding is quite
reassuring and it’s something that
should encourage us to actually consume
strawberries. So, why do strawberries
reduce bad cholesterol levels? well it’s
because of one substance and this
substance is called pectin
yes pectin is the ammunition that
strawberry has and that’s what’s going
to help us to actually reduce
cholesterol levels. Our bad cholesterol
levels. Pectin is indigestible but what
it does is that it mops of the
cholesterol that’s been dumped from the
liver into the bowel and you know the
pectin would make us regular and if you
remember in my last video I talked about
you need something that will attract and
bind the bad cholesterol and take it
along with it and this is what it pectin
does when we eat the strawberries in
this case, the strawberries get digested,
gets moved onto the small bowel and
there it is. The Pectin will start
mopping up those yellow stuff you see.
That’s the cholesterol. Goes into the
large bowel and just sweeps it all
along, takes it along the large bowel
there and then we expel it. So, if
strawberries that are that good in
helping us lower our cholesterol levels
how much strawberries should we eat. Well, I’m gonna take a cue from how much was
used in those three studies that I
mentioned in this video
In those 3 studies, they used between
400 to 500 grams of strawberries daily.
So, that equates about 14 – 17 ounces of
strawberries. To some people, this is
going to be easy consumption. Others
might have reservations but I’m gonna
give you a few tips here that may
reassure you as far as consuming this
amount of strawberries is concerned. For
a start, some people will be worried that well if
I’m diabetic
can I eat strawberries? Yes of course, you
can because strawberries are a low
glycemic food, so you don’t have to worry
about Blood
Spikes when you consume strawberries
Next is that, you may be worried about
calories. Well,
strawberries are also in low calorie
food. 100 grams of strawberries will
only yield 32 calories. So, it’s not a
lot. Now, you don’t have to eat all of the
400 to 500 grams in one go. You can split
it up into 2 or 3 different lots
and another thing you can do is that; you
can actually combine the strawberries
with other
soluble fiber foods. Doing that you
probably get better results. Talking
about soluble fiber foods, that’s gonna
be the subject of my next video.
Yes, that’s correct the next video is
going to be about other soluble fiber
foods that you can eat either on their
own or in combination with strawberries.
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