Get Some TLC
To help people on the road to lower cholesterol naturally the goverment has created the TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet. This diet is designed to help the typical American drop their cholesterol naturally. The government suggests that doctors first recommend the TLC diet, for those who do not have heart disease, to help their patients lower their cholesterol before trying medication. This is a great approach for people who would like to avoid medication. Success rates are good, especially if the diet is started early.
Get to Know the TLC Diet
Below are some of the components of the TLC diet:
- Reduced intakes of saturated fats, 7% of total calories
- cholesterol, 200mg/d
- Theraputic options -increased viscous(soluble) fiber; plant sterols and stanol
- Weight Reduction
- Increased Physical Activity
It Really Works!
Diet has been refered to as the “cornerstone” in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is important to take heart and cardiovascular disease seriously and heed the diet recommendations of our doctors and government agencies. In this case, implementing a good diet may not only help us avoid medications that can carry side effects, but you are likely to experience positive side effects by eating better and getting more exercise. It’s a win-win situation.