Simple Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol
Recent tests may have flagged the need for you to make lifestyle changes, one of which may be to lower your cholesterol. GPs are always the starting point for any health concerns you may have, but they are hard-pressed, particularly in the light of Coronavirus, and it can be difficult to get an appointment or have enough time to talk things through. A private doctor consultation could be the answer. Speak to a private doctor online or have a face to face appointment with PTMD’s private doctor services in Worcester. We also offer private doctor services in Droitwich.
What are the best foods to help lower cholesterol?
Changing your diet is one of the best ways to improve your cholesterol levels. Your healthcare professional can help you create a low cholesterol diet plan. Here are some of the foods that lower cholesterol fast.
Lowering cholesterol is about cutting out certain foods such as high carb, high sugar, and processed meals. But you can also add in other food choices which can actively help lower your cholesterol and maintain it at a low rate because these foods are low in saturated fat and high in essential nutrients and protein. These include:
- Pulses such as peas, beans and lentils
- Ditch high-fat dairy products for low fat or dairy-free alternatives such as plant-based milk, cheeses and yoghurts
- Starchy foods which are high in fibre including wholegrain bread
- Make sure you have your five a day fruit and vegetables
- Eat lean meat and eat less meat generally including red meat
What is the best drink to lower cholesterol?
For its health benefits, green tea has been the drink everyone raves about, but for pure cholesterol benefits, pomegranate juice contains antioxidants at much higher levels than other fruit juices and has nearly three times the antioxidants found in green tea. Antioxidants are generally considered by scientists to have many health benefits which include reducing cholesterol.
Visit the PTMD website to find out more about the private doctor services we offer in Droitwich and in Worcester. It has never been easier and more affordable to see a private doctor online or to have a face to face private doctor consultation. Discuss your health concerns and lifestyle changes in an unrushed appointment at a time to suit your schedule. There is more information available on our website https://www.pharmacytomydoor.co.uk/