Keep your b.p. and cholesterol numbers in your target range, What can you do?

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-08-15 22:49:31 -0500
Started 2011-07-27 16:02:53 -0500

1) Be more active:exercise 2) Aim for a Healthy Weight:start with trying to loss 7-10% body weight 3) Eat less Saturated Fat: Solid, hard, at room temp. and is found in bacon and shortening. 4) Eat more Fiber: can help you lower your cholesterol and blood glucose. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits,beans, whole grain breads and cereals. 5) Learn all you can about Heart Disease: learning about the condition will help you feel less stressed and more in control. Learn how it affects you personally, such as what you can do to improve your future health and when to call your health care team.

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berrykins0 2011-08-04 16:13:27 -0500 Report

these ideas do work well and cutting the sugar out much as possible by trying to use sugarfree way instead. sugar can raise cholesterol and bp as well to. stay away the the white refind product such as white noodles white bread whit rice to. go for the wholewheat noodles as well as the bread in wholewheat and brown rice, wild rice known ad raw rice which is black looking rice.

HeartHawk 2011-08-15 22:49:31 -0500 Report


Cutting the sugar is always good advice. Be certain to monitor blood sugars on any high carb diet. Even whole grain products can be problematic. Anytime you take a carb and powder it in order to form it you raise it's glycemic index.


harley64 2011-08-04 00:36:06 -0500 Report

I'm battling the numbers for cholesterol and a new doctor put me on another cholesterol pill to help get the numbers down as well as put me on the South Beach Diet or low sugar diet and told me I couldn't have cereal, rice, green beans, corn, potatoes, rice and juices. So exactly what am I allowed to eat?

shoulders 2011-08-04 02:36:00 -0500 Report

Hello harley64, How are you doing? Its to hot to think about cooking anything. Alright now, I now that rice, potatoes, some cereals and corn, green peas, and juices are allowed but in moderations, due to the fact that they are STARCHES. Which means they are like sugars when they break down in our bodies. You must learn to read the lables and remember when your Mother and GrandMother would do homecooking? Thats another step to lowering your numbers. No more pre-cooked or ready to cook dishes. What I mean to say is that you will start cooking everything from scratch. And some times you have juice in your food preperation, so don't think of it as your going without. Just send me a message again and I'll help you with this issue. Your Friend "shoulders"

harley64 2011-08-14 23:58:00 -0500 Report

thank you shoulders and berrykins0 for the info. I will definitely try the whole wheat noodles, there was one of my problems, I would buy the white noodles, doctors have never told me until now, but they made it sound like I couldn't have any of them.What about tomato sauces, do they have any that are limited with sugar, I know they have no salt brands which is the ones I use, I make all my sauces from scratch.I avoid pre-cooked meals and ready to eat meals just because of the sodium content. I do have a question about the ceral tho, which ones are the best for being low in sugar, I usually have to have a bowl of cereal when I take my Niacin to avoid a lot of flushing, I have seen Gluten free cereal, will that be fine and should I contact my doctor to find out exactly the percent of sugar that is allowed. My bp runs on the lower side like 104/60 so that is not an issue. Any advice is a blessing.

berrykins0 2011-08-15 09:27:28 -0500 Report

harley 64

gluecerna cereal is made for diabetics. this ceral can be for by the diabetes stuff at walmart.they have bars and shakes too. there is one sauce that hunts makes that has no sugar added to it. and other sauce is a brand called walden farms no sugar no calories but a sorta pricey.its a organic sauce they do have other products be sides pasta sauces. you do have to usally look in the organic area. some stores do have the products other wise in the just depends on the store you go to. i usally find this stuff all in one spot in the organic area. but there is a website for walden's product if you like more information or if you can't buy the stuff in your stores in your area.hope this helps you out. if you have any questions about the waldens stuff i will try to answer those questions if you have any.