In today’s world, having high cholesterol is fairly common. But what if you don’t want to take pills and want to lower your cholesterol the more natural way? Of course this is something you want to discuss with your physician first, but there are several ways you can lower your cholesterol by just adjusting what you eat.
* Eat low-fat dairy products; avoid dairy containing whole milk or cream
* Eat complex carbohydrates and fiber-rich foods; fruits and veggies, whole grains and legumes.
* Reduce your salt intake; use herbs and spices to flavor your food.
* Monitor snacking; opt for low-fat snacks, such as light popcorn, nuts dried fruits and veggies.
* Reduce saturated fat during cooking: replace butter or margarine with olive, soybean, sunflower or safflower oil.
* Reduce your dietary cholesterol intake: eat no more than four egg yolks per week, and no more than six ounces of lean meat, fish or poultry per day.
As of today, individual health insurance carriers base the rates of your policy on your individual/family health conditions. If you are able to reduce your cholesterol without pills, that’s less money out of your pocket and your insurance carrier’s pocket. Contact us today for help with your individual health insurance policy at 419-522-9892.
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