Cholesterol is a white fatty substance found naturally in the body to 75%, the remaining quarter from our diet (products of animal origin, deli meats, fatty meats, cheeses, butter, eggs …). It is essential for the optimal functioning of the cell walls. Our body also uses it to make vital chemicals such as vitamin D and certain hormones.
STOP to the prevailing belief that cholesterol is responsible for cardiovascular accidents.
If cholesterol is innocent, what causes infarction?
The infarction comes from a completely blocked coronary artery. In the vast majority of cases, the cause is a blood clot. The formation of this clot depends on three factors: blood platelet aggregation, coagulation and fibrinolysis, an anti clot mechanism. Cholesterol does not intervene in any of these phenomena.
As for the lesions of atherosclerosis, they partially block the arteries but never completely. Cholesterol represents up to 10% of these lesions. So 10% of a partial obstruction, which is not in itself responsible for infarction.
The Truth – Professor Philippe Even
The good or the bad?
There is no good and bad cholesterol!
Let’s take a closer look at how to treat cholesterol, first and foremost, the rate is an essential element of every cell membrane of the Earth. In other words, there is no life on Earth that can be without cholesterol. You will automatically deduce that, in itself, it can not be bad. In fact, he is one of our best friends. No wonder that too much cholesterol reduces our risk of dying. Cholesterol is also a precursor of all steroid hormones. You can not do estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and a host of other vital hormones, without cholesterol. This means that it is actually much better to have a high than low cholesterol if you want to live very old.
Caring for cholesterol through proper nutrition
What you should know about anti-cholesterol foods and products: Read labels carefully …
Do you consume products that are enriched with plant stanols, these substances that help lower cholesterol? If so, you should take a close look at the label of these products …
Sterols and stanols are naturally occurring lipids in all plants, they can decrease the cholesterol we have in our blood. These are phytosterols, plant phytostanols or sterols and stanols. As these ingredients are not medicines, manufacturers have added them to some food products – margarines, cheeses, yogurt … which gives them some effectiveness in the fight against excess cholesterol. But it is not because these products are over-the-counter that they are safe. It is therefore necessary to read labels when consuming foods enriched with plant stanols and sterols …
Who can consume sterols and stanols?
Like any substance that has an effect on our body, sterols and stanols are to be consumed in moderation, and only in case of need. This means that only people who need to reduce and treat cholesterol should eat it, there is no question of replacing family margarine with one that contains phytosterols and stanols under the pretext that a person in the household has a little too much cholesterol!
- Specifically, pregnant and breast-feeding women and children under 5 years of age should refrain from consuming this type of product.
It is important to consume in quantity, fruits and vegetables (organic) when swallowing foods that are enriched with phytosterols and phytostanols, to ensure that enough important nutrients are received. Under no circumstances can these foods take the place of a balanced diet.
Treatment of cholesterol with statins
Statins are a class of hypolipidemic drugs (medicines whose therapeutic action is aimed at decreasing lipids – triglycerides and / or cholesterol – circulating in the blood). Statins are used as medicines to lower the total serum cholesterol levels in people at risk for cardiovascular disease because of high blood cholesterol levels. However, it can be seen that the “normal” cholesterol level of a person varies from one country to another, and from one year to another the rate may also fall in the same country, which has as a result of increasing the number of people potentially likely to take statin-based cholesterol medication.
Statins are useless except to enrich the pharmaceutical labs a little more (30 to 35 billion dollars a year). The only group of patients that could possibly (nothing is proven) get a benefit with taking statin, are middle-aged men who have already had a heart attack. You will understand that one can (easily) act with “certain medical eminences worldwide” to publish biased studies followed by marketing campaigns just to make consume a useless product that would be “supposed” to treat cholesterol. These drugs work by reducing inflammation, and maybe even without lowering cholesterol, and maybe even in spite of it. Aspirin reduces inflammation, for much less money. Same for vitamin E, fish oils and dietary modifications without the dangers of medications and with many additional benefits.
That’s why statin therapy is a bigger and more dangerous scam than that of B. Madoff , at least its victims have only lost money, not their health … Choose instead a natural alternative like CholestCure , a treatment natural to decrease its rate of “bad” cholesterol.
Food, what foods are good or not so good?
- Recommended fats, called unsaturated fats:
Walnuts, especially walnut oil, as well as olive oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, grape seed oil and rapeseed oil.
Fish, even fatty fish, except eels, shellfish and crustaceans, except in the period of breeding (milt)
White meat, preferring lean pieces (filet), and without skin for poultry: calf, rabbit, turkey, guinea fowl, chicken, pigeon, duck.
Vegetables and fruits (Bio of course)
In all cases, frying will be prohibited, cooking will be done without fat or with those mentioned above without heating them too much (they are transformed beyond 170 °). We prefer the cooking with water, steam, grill, oven, spices, herbs and herbs. It is only a question of taste and imagination.
Alcohol will be consumed in moderation, any excess raising the cholesterol level.
- Fats not recommended:
Whole milk, semi-skimmed, concentrated, crème fraîche, whole milk yoghurt, butter
Cheeses with more than 40% fat: 20 g per meal
Peanut, palm, coconut, lard, fried and fried oils, chips
Egg yolk, and anything that contains it: pastries, rusks, egg pasta, mayonnaise, etc … we will limit ourselves to the equivalent of two egg yolks per week.
Indeed, this mistrust of the cholesterol of the egg is currently questioned, it would have little effect on blood cholesterol. The hard boiled egg in the morning would even encourage weight loss.
Offal, cold meats, fatty meats (lamb, mutton, chicken, goose)
Canned meat and prepared commercial fish dishes, meat broths, chocolate and chocolate drinks, ice creams (sorbets allowed)
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