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LDL is bad cholesterol that piles up in your arteries. Bad cholesterol lurks in these foods.

HDL is good cholesterol and helps remove LDL. Good cholesterol lurks in these foods.

Plaque accumulates in artery walls and when plaque clumps breaks they can cause clots.

Mayonnaise has gotten a bad rap over the years, but Mayo has good omega-6 fats,
so if you are going to eat Mayo, eat the full fat Mayo...or make your own.
Whisk together eggs, a dash of lemon or vinegar, then slowly whisk in oil. Add salt or mustard to taste.

4 Numbers You Need to Know

Foods to help lower Cholesterol

  • Colorful Fruits
  • Colorful Vegetables
  • Avacodos
  • Weed out transfats and saturated fats
  • Eat more polyunsaturated and monounsturated fats
  • Avoid Grains and Sugars

Drinks to help lower Cholesterol

  • Green Tea
  • Tart Cherry Juice
  • Citrus Juice
  • Cranberry Juice

Drinking plenty of water will keep your blood ways clean.

Hazelnuts lower bad cholesterol and raise the good kind.

Fitness experts have listed the seven foods people need to be eating more of each week to ensure they stay healthy both inside and out.

The 7 foods are

  • Avocados
  • Oily Fish
  • Chia Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • Cheese
  • Nuts

Read more about this treatment at Daily Mail

Know Your Fats
Saturated fat: These fats are solid at room temperature

  • Meat (especially red meat, deli meats, sausages)
  • Dairy (cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk)
  • Baked goods (pastries, cakes)

Unsaturated fat: These fats are liquid at room temperature and considered a good fat

  • Oils such as... olive oil, peanut oil, avacado oil
  • Avocados
  • Most seeds and nuts

Polyunsaturated fat: Needed for body to function, since your body doesn't make it you must add it to your diet.

  • Fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring
  • Ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil
  • Unhydrogenated soybean oil

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