High cholesterol? Look no further than your meal plate

'Even though most people don’t realize it, fat does not cause your blood cholesterol to go up. It’s sugar or anything that turns to sugar in your body like flour and other refined carbohydrates.

 Our diet is intimately connected to our cardiovascular health.

Our diet is intimately connected to our cardiovascular health.

When you eat sugar – particularly fructose or high-fructose corn syrup – it causes the cholesterol-producing factory in your liver to turn on. In fact, consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, which is present in sodas, many juices and most processed foods, is the primary nutritional cause of most of the cholesterol issues we doctors see in our patients.

Simply put, if you have high triglycerides, low HDL, or high total cholesterol, getting off flour and sugar becomes the best way to fix the problem.' Dr Mark Hyman

If you want to find a way of improving your heart and general health with a diet that is suitable for you as an individual, don't hesitate to give me a call and we can start working on a diet that is fitting for you as an individual.