If you have been to the doctor lately and found out that your cholesterol is not so good, then you definitely need to take action. If the level is not too elevated or you do not have a genetic component, you can try lifestyle modifications before starting medicine.
High cholesterol is important because it increases the risk of heart disease. The bad cholesterol, LDL carries cholesterol throughout the body and LDL cholesterol builds up in your arteries. The good cholesterol, HDL picks up excess cholesterol from the arterial wall and takes it to the liver.
So what do you do? Before going directly to medical treatment, lifestyle changes are essential to improve your cholesterol level. The old adage diet and exercise cures all is true. Here are some suggestions:
1. Eat more high-fiber foods-
Foods high in dietary fiber reduce cholesterol absorption.
2. Add good fats/ Decrease bad fat-
Try to decrease high saturated fat and omir trans fat from your diet. These types of fats will definitely raise your total cholesterol level. High saturated fat foods include red meat, processed meats and some dairy products(butter and cheese). Trans fat I listed usually as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Stay away from this fat. Good fats are monosaturated fats found in olive oil, avocados, almonds and walnuts
1. Lady Gaga once told Billboard about her depression, “I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That’s not human.”
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2. Adele once admitted that anxiety attacks keep her from playing large festivals and arenas.
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3. Jennifer Lawrence once revealed that she suffered from social anxiety as soon as she started school.
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4. Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in October for depression and suicidal thoughts.
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5. Lena Dunham is often open about her anxiety and OCD, once saying, “To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did.”
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6. After a stint in rehab for anorexia, bulimia, and cutting, Demi Lovato discovered that she was manic depressive/bipolar. She told People, “I feel like I am in control now, where for my whole life, I wasn’t in control.”
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7. Kanye West reportedly felt suicidal after the death of his mother in 2007.
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8. Zayn Malik’s anxiety is often so crippling, it’s caused him to cancel shows.
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9. Britney Spears knows a thing or two about social anxiety, saying, “I’m not good in large groups, I just make everything awkward.”
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10. The Rock talked to Oprah about his depression, saying, “I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be okay. It’ll be okay.'”
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11. Kerry Washington once spoke about her depression and unhealthy relationship with food and exercise in college, saying, “I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health.”
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True Strength: Celebrities Who’ve Been Open About Their Mental Health Issues
Kid Cudi just entered rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. Here are other celebrities who have struggled with mental health issues.