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genetically high cholesterol and triglycerides? How do I lower it?

my doctor says I have genetically high cholesterol and triglycerides. My last check triglycerides should be under 150 mine were 1940!!!! He told me no pastas, no white foods at all like potatoes, no soda, no bread, basically no nothing I live on. SO, what can I eat that isnt discusting to help lower it? Is whole grain past ok? Wheat bread? I found soad with no calories, no carbs is that ok? Am I supposed to look for no Carb foods, is that it? or is there other things I should look at too?

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MeGirl04049

Asked by MeGirl04049 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Health

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  • What is the reasoning behind the low carbs? Why weren't high fat foods mentioned?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:38 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I was assuming that I should try to get low carb foods. Im not good at nutrition things really except my kids should have fruits and veggies and such. I am kinda clueless about this cholesterol thing as you can see. I Try to not eat fattening foods anyways, I dont eat out (cant afford it) and splurge on a burger or pizza slice once in a while . High fat foods BAD.......got it...check.... TY
    MeGirl04049

    Comment by MeGirl04049 (original poster) at 6:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Yes, it can be linked to genetics. My father had this and back in the 70's. Back then they didn't know as much as they do now. Diet, exercise, and medication can can be taken to help control the high cholesterol.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 1:16 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Oatmeal, daily garlic pill, & exercise. Avoid dairy too.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 9:02 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Stop eating meat and dairy. Stop eating white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (soon to be know as corn sugar). Stop eating farm-raised fish. Stop eating white flour and other simple grains.

    Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day
    Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, in at least three different colors
    Eat whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc.
    Eat legumes
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:48 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Diet sodas can actually raise your cholesterol levels....
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:48 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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