High Carbohydrate, High Fiber Diet to Lower Cholesterol

Posted on November 19, 2009. Filed under: cholesterol, diet, LDL-cholesterol, oat bran | Tags: , , , , , , |

Many of my patients have dropped their total cholesterol by 80 points through an intense diet. Their LDL (bad-guy) cholesterol has decreased from 150 to 90 points! In our research in Kentucky we documented for hundreds of patients that we could lower the LDL cholesterol by 35-45% through our high carbohydrate, high fiber diet without weight loss or exercise. These diets were rich in oats (oatmeal and oatbran), beans (pinto and other dry beans), vegetables and fruits.

Dr. David Jenkins at the University of Toronto has also demonstrated in hundreds of people that they can lower their LDL-cholesterol by 35-40% using his ‘Portfolio Diet.’

Both diets are high in complex carbohydrate and soluble fiber while being very low in red meat, processed meat, high fat dairy foods, and eggs.

And you do not have to lose weight to do this! But, if you are a few pounds overweight, this diet will help you make those love handles smaller.

So, with serious attention to your diet your can drop your cholesterol by 80 points and your LDL bad guys by 60 points.


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Dr. Anderson, just read your 2008 article published in Athersclerosis focused on proteins and dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis prevention. Very interesting. Do you incorporate whey into the dietary protocols described above? Kardea is on a mission to develop the natural, great tasting foods that better enable thereaputic nutrition for cardiovascular health. With a great tasting nutrition bar on the market (glad to sample–7g protein, 7g fiber, 1g plant sterols and only 150 calories), we are now developing a series of othe products. We would love your opinions on formulation parameters. Rob Leighton, CEO, rleighton@kardeanutrition.com.

Hi Rob,
Thanks for your comments. I have not done research on whey protein but have been intrigued by its potential health benefits.
Please direct me to more information and also send me a few bars to sample.
Happy New Year,

Great issue, I did not thought reading it was going to be so cool when I saw the title!

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