By Jeff Rosenblum, Oct 15, After some frightening lab results, Jeff Rosenblum became determined to lower his cholesterol by exercising daily and eating right. Growing up, I witnessed the adverse and tragic effects that heart diseases and diabetes drugs had on my parents and grandparents. When I was 38, lab results revealed that my cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood-sugar levels were getting high. Because of this and my family history, my doctors said that it was only a matter of time before I would need to begin taking medications to address these concerns. Needless to say, that was the last thing I wanted for myself. A Jarring Realization I decided to really focus on getting enough physical activity—I had just gotten certified as an American Council on Exercise personal trainer—as well as eating the food that I thought was healthy and had been eating my whole life: beef, chicken, pork, fish, and dairy. I continued this way for six years, and became a full-time personal trainer. Then I came across a book by someone who had gone vegan because of the health dangers of animal products. I was blown away to learn about the dangers of these foods that I believed were helping me.
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Changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Adding foods that lower LDL, the harmful cholesterol-carrying particle that contributes to artery-clogging atherosclerosis, is the best way to achieve a low cholesterol diet. Different foods lower cholesterol in various ways. Some deliver soluble fiber, which binds cholesterol and its precursors in the digestive system and drags them out of the body before they get into circulation. Some give you polyunsaturated fats, which directly lower LDL. An easy first step to lowering your cholesterol is having a bowl of oatmeal or cold oat-based cereal like Cheerios for breakfast. It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber. Add a banana or some strawberries for another half-gram. Current nutrition guidelines recommend getting 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day, with at least 5 to 10 grams coming from soluble fiber.