In a world that is becoming more focused on health and well-being, more of an effort is being put into the everyday diet. Most people understand when they are diagnosed with high cholesterol, the foods they once enjoyed are limited or off limits. Unfortunately, many Americans do not know their everyday diet was in part responsible for their high cholesterol diagnosis. For men in the Tucson area who need help controlling their high cholesterol, cholesterol management programs through Men’s Vitality Center can help.
Men who practice healthy eating habits are less likely to be diagnosed with high cholesterol that can affect their overall health and well-being. Foods that are high in fiber, low in saturated fats, and sugars can help lower bad cholesterol levels. This is not to say you cannot enjoy certain foods, it is just necessary to eat the right foods while limiting those that can negatively affect health. Nuts, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and fruits can also help by keeping healthy levels of HDL (good cholesterol) while keeping LDL (bad cholesterol) at bay.
Saturated fats and trans fats are two different types of bad fat that can raise cholesterol levels. These fats are easily found in junk foods and other processed foods that are a staple of many American diets. These fats are less nutritionally sound than monounsaturated fats, and eventually turn into plaque which will negatively affect the health of the cardiovascular system. While some cholesterol issues may be hereditary, most cholesterol issues can be positively or negatively affected by normal, everyday diet habits.
To learn more, or to enter into a cholesterol management program to help turn your health around, contact Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson. Your health is our main priority!