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These Are The Best Supplements for High Cholesterol

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 8: Your diet impacts your cholesterol levels in a big way."The research is rock solid," says Mark Drucker, MD, medical director of the Center for Advanced Medicine. "Eating too many calories and too much unhealthy saturated fats along with too much sugar and starch will cause elevated unbalanced cholesterol levels in most people." (Read more: Popular Foods Proven to Cause High Cholesterol, According to Science.)Let's say, however, that you've already tried eating oatmeal and other high-fiber foods, plus fish and flaxseeds for their beneficial omega-3s, you've limited saturated fats and cut out trans fats, and (you say, at least) that you exercise daily. Maybe you've even lost weight, which can improve your lipids, the technical term for cholesterol or blood fats. And now your doctor recommends a statin drug to lower your cholesterol. But you don't want to take another prescription medicine.What next to try before signing up for statins? An over-the-counter dietary supplement.We asked registered dietitians and other nutritionists for supplements that they recommend to their clients and found a variety available at your supermarket or pharmacy that you can try. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

These Are The Best Supplements for High Cholesterol

Your diet impacts your cholesterol levels in a big way.

"The research is rock solid," says Mark Drucker, MD, medical director of the Center for Advanced Medicine. "Eating too many calories and too much unhealthy saturated fats along with too much sugar and starch will cause elevated unbalanced cholesterol levels in most people." (Read more: Popular Foods Proven to Cause High Cholesterol, According to Science.)

Let's say, however, that you've already tried eating oatmeal and other high-fiber foods, plus fish and flaxseeds for their beneficial omega-3s, you've limited saturated fats and cut out trans fats, and (you say, at least) that you exercise daily. Maybe you've even lost weight, which can improve your lipids, the technical term for cholesterol or blood fats. And now your doctor recommends a statin drug to lower your cholesterol. But you don't want to take another prescription medicine.

What next to try before signing up for statins? An over-the-counter dietary supplement.

We asked registered dietitians and other nutritionists for supplements that they recommend to their clients and found a variety available at your supermarket or pharmacy that you can try. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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