Super Foods to the Rescue! How Omega-3s Can Support Healthy Cholesterol Levels
Did you know that September is Cholesterol Awareness Month?
The American Heart Association estimates more than 100 million Americans have elevated cholesterol, and heart disease continues to be a number one killer of U.S. men and women each year. It’s important to keep in mind how our daily diet and nutrition can make a big difference and can play an important role in managing LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol! In honor of Cholesterol Awareness Month, we are shedding light on a few super foods that will make your heart healthy and happy. According to The Mayo Clinic, integrating the following foods into your diet will help manage bad cholesterol:
• High-fiber foods: Eating foods that are in high in soluble fiber helps achieving healthy cholesterol levels by limiting the absorption of cholesterol in the blood stream.*
o What to eat: oatmeal, oat bran, kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.
• Omega-3 fatty acids: High levels of omega-3 fatty acids support healthy cholesterol levels and keep your heart running smoothly.*
o What to eat: canola oil, ground flaxseed, and certain types of fish, like mackerel, trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, salmon and halibut.
• Nuts: Certain nuts rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids help keeping blood vessels healthy. * (Just make sure the nuts aren’t salted!)
o What to eat: almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios.
• Foods with plant sterols: Plant sterols are substances found in plants that interfere with intestinal cholesterol absorption. There are many foods now available that have plant sterols infused in them.*
o What to eat: margarines, yogurt drinks, and orange juice.
Another great way to integrate omega-3s into your diet aside from fish is to take daily fish oil supplements. Coromega Heart Omega3 Squeeze combines the benefits of omega-3 with the powerful antioxidant CoQ10 to give you two heart-healthy supplements with 300 percent better omega-3 absorption than softgels in one daily dose pouch!
What steps are you taking to manage your bad cholesterol? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter—we’d love to hear your stories!
The benefits of omega-3 are varied and well-documented. Brain function, heart heath, and skin, hair and eye care are all benefits associated with high levels of omega-3s.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.