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Treatment of High Cholesterol

The treatment of lipid profile is similar to other chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, and should be followed for life. It is very important that changes in dietary habits are maintained regularly. Medications, when prescribed, must be taken indefinitely for them to produce the final benefit is the reduction in the risk of onset of manifestations of atherosclerosis.

Useful Tips to control levels of blood lipids in the day-to-day:

  • Use skim milk and yogurt or “light”
  • Give preference to low-fat cheeses (fresh, ricotta, cottage) and margarines
  • Prepare foods using vegetable oils: soybean, corn, canola, sunflower and olive oil
  • Beware of fried foods, especially those made with lard and butter
  • Vary the meat, beef interspersed with birds and fish
  • Remove visible fat from meat and skin from poultry before cooking if possible
  • Avoid preparations containing: cream, whipped cream, mayonnaise, chocolate, hydrogenated fat, condensed milk
  • Eat egg yolks and preparations with moderately
  • For seasoning salads use olive oil, vinegar and lemon
  • The masses must be accompanied by red sauces or vegetables
  • Use the oven or microwave to prepare breaded Milanese and
  • Give preference to snacks to baked than fried
  • And cold meats (sausage and sausage) of birds can be consumed
  • Canned fruit, popsicles, gelatin, jams, are exempt from fats or cholesterol, but beware the calories because fattening and sugar can increase the level of blood triglycerides
  • When composing the meal, merge foods with natural foods
  • Use salt sparingly. Beware the overuse of table salt shaker
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Become more active in their day-to-day. Avoid staying long periods sitting
  • Avoid smoking
  • If user of alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation