I was reading an article by Lisa Nelson, RD and she did a great job of explaining, at a very easy to understand level, the basic things you must do to help avoid heart disease.

First of all, knowing your cholesterol numbers is important. Are your triglycerides high? Or is it your LDL number?

As Lisa says, if it’s triglycerides then you should consume less alcohol and sugar. If it’s your LDL level that’s high you should consume less saturated fat.

If you have inflammation, which is determined by a different test than a cholesterol test, then you should eat more antioxidants. Things such as fruit and vegetables will help. Also reduce your intake of sugar, refined grains, and trans fat.

Increase your intake of anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids such as fish, especially salmon, nuts and flaxseed. You can also supplement your diet with fish oil.

Here’s a link to Lisa’s article.

And if you’re interested in her program go here.

1 Comment

  1. Johnny on March 2, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Hi Lorena,Most people think you must be stirct when following a diet plan. However, it’s not always the case. I have a friend named Anna, she doesn’t diet at all but still keep a good shape. The biggest secret of diet is not diet at all. The most important thing is you need to avoid foods that contain bad fats to avoid.There is a very good video you should take a look. I’m sure you will change your thinking about diet after watching it.Hope you will have a nice weekend and be healthy.You can watch the video in the resource box

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