Instead of avoiding foods that lead to high cholesterol, why not try and get rid of the elevated cholesterol levels? I would look into a cleanse to detoxify the body and internal organs which should significantly contribute to balance cholesterol levels. Renew Life is a great company that deals with cleanses.
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The literature is and experts are torn on this. Most studies I believe say that eating foods that contain cholesterol don’t raise cholesterol made by the body. Though it does seem that some people produce more cholesterol if they eat more, but this is not conclusive. Some still really feel that eating animal products raises cholesterol. I believe that it is pretty conclusive that eating saturated fat does raise cholesterol levels
Now, for my opinion. I believe that some people will naturally have elevated cholesterol levels and that it is perfectly healthy. I also believe that some people will have elevated cholesterol levels and that it isn’t healthy, but I think that’s rare. People should eat low saturated fat and meat sparingly. I like Michael Pollan’s term “flexitarian”. Eat meat once or twice a week and, as he advocates, they should be range/grass fed. The problem with taking meat out of the diet people may stuff themselves with carbohydrates. The easiest thing to say is to eat things in their natural state. The less “Franken foods” the better!
I agree with Jason regarding a detox or cleansing program. To ensure long term success, however, try a balanced approach. Try something similar to this as a guide and it should be recommended/approved by a Nutritionist: http://www.nutritionbynatalie.com/MEALPLAN.htm.
One thing that is conclusive is that the amount of cholesterol you have in you blood has less to do with your chances for heard disease then the ratios of LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol.
I personally worked with a client (for nutrition) that had a heart attack (due to clogged arteries) that had a total cholesterol level below 150 but her HDL to LDL levels were way off.
Read this article
as it discusses in more detail what to eat and what to avoid as well as explaining what ratios to look for in a blood cholesterol panel.