The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 30% of Americans have excessive levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the harmful type of cholesterol.
Research shows that people who suffer from high cholesterol levels are twice as likely to develop some form of heart disease, as those who maintain ideal levels.
Our Atlanta Chiropractors are experienced at treating patients who have high cholesterol, helping hundreds of people each year.
From this type of credible experience, they can offer the following recommendations that are proven to be useful for lowering and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
Receive Chiropractic Adjustments At Least Twice A Month
Studies have shown that regular adjustments allow your body to continuously operate at optimal levels, allowing your systems (e.g. cardiovascular, immune, nervous) to remain in sync with each other.
The type of alignment adjustments provide is proven to reduce high blood pressure, stabilize heart rates, and lower cholesterol.
Remove Unhealthy Saturated and Trans Fats From Your Diet
There is a tremendous amount of evidence that connects trans fat with heart disease, which is why the Food and Drug Administration has created specific warning messages around this type of fat.
Created when adding hydrogen to a liquid fat cell, trans fats are used by food manufacturers as a way to extend the shelf life of packaged goods.
To avoid consuming trans fats, make sure you carefully examine the ingredients label on your food. If the label contains anything that says “partially hydrogenated,” you can take that as a clear sign that it’s time to put whatever you’re holding back on the shelf.
Consume More Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fats
Both types of fatty acids are proven to reduce LDL cholesterol. Some plant-based oils like sunflower and peanut oils contain both acids.
Other food sources that are rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats are:
Do Not Consume Foods That Have Refined Sugars and Grains
Try to look for foods that are void of refined flour or white rice and instead, select whole wheat flour and brown rice.
If you enjoy oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, make sure to choose the old-fashioned kind opposed to the quick-cooking types that have less fiber.
Consume Plenty of Organic Vegetables and Fruits
Organic vegetables and fruits have a long list of ingredients that help fight off heart disease and lower cholesterol levels, including fiber and vitamin A.
Government officials, along with The American Heart Association, recommend consuming at least nine servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis to maintain peak conditioning.
Schedule A Consultation With Our Doctors
If you are interested in learning more about your body’s current conditioning, we invite you to give us a call.
We can schedule you for a consultation meeting for this week, allowing you to meet with your personal doctor and ask any questions you may have.
You can schedule an appointment by phone 24/7 by calling (404) 889-8828.