Is your choles­terol TOO HIGH?

You can ac­tively lower your choles­terol as part of a healthy diet and life­style.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - MEDICAL Q & A -

It may be sur­pris­ing, but by eat­ing just two Weet-Bix™ Choles­terol Low­er­ing a day, you can ac­tively lower your choles­terol by up to 9% within four weeks! New Weet-Bix™ Choles­terol Low­er­ing is en­riched with plant sterols, which, along with a healthy diet low in sat­u­rated fat, means you can ac­tu­ally lower your choles­terol! “While the body makes its own choles­terol, which is es­sen­tial for sur­vival, if too much LDL or bad choles­terol builds up in the walls of your ar­ter­ies it causes hard­en­ing and nar­row­ing of the blood ves­sels. This may then be­come a prob­lem for your heart health,” says Peter Clifton, Pro­fes­sor of Nu­tri­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of South Aus­tralia. “But HDL or ‘good’ choles­terol ac­tu­ally works to clear choles­terol from the blood.” While high lev­els of LDL (or bad) choles­terol can af­fect any­one at any age, it’s more com­mon in mid­dle to older age groups. Women can ex­pe­ri­ence el­e­vated choles­terol af­ter menopause, when the pro­tec­tive ef­fect of oe­stro­gen is no longer avail­able. In­ter­est­ingly, choles­terol in food only has a small ef­fect on the level of choles­terol in your blood. The real cul­prits are too much bad fat (sat­u­rated and trans fat) in foods like pro­cessed and fatty meats and pies or pas­tries. “Diet and life­style play a key role in help­ing man­age your health,” says Dr Clifton. “Eat­ing a healthy diet, reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, main­tain­ing a healthy weight and not smok­ing are all im­por­tant things you can do to help main­tain a healthy heart.” It’s easy to gain the choles­terol­low­er­ing health ben­e­fits of WeetBix™ Choles­terol Low­er­ing, all you have to do is eat two a day!

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