Hypercholestremia is the term used for increased level of triglycerides in blood .
The condition is mainly lifestyle related .Therauptic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) play important role in dealing hypercholestremia.
1. Appropriate diet changes
3. Medical intervention
But the very first step is to determine the mind for adapting positive changes in lifestyle and to stick to them
1.Appropriate diet changes:
- Eat freshly cooked food.
- Eat in small quantity 4-5 times in a day.
- Make sure eat variety of food.
- Enough but not excess water to maintain fluid level,
- Drink unsweetened and freshly prepared juices
- Make sure you eat lunch and dinner on time.
- Breakfast should be between 8am -9am
- Breakfast should be heavy to fulfill calorie need
- Lunch should be between 12 to 1pm
- Light lunch to avoid fullness of stomach at workplace
- Evening snacks should b rich in micronutrients like fruits, juice,etc .
- Early light dinner with variety of soups, soft rice ,dal,buttermilk etc
- Lots of green, leafy vegetables properly cooked.
- Use lots of curry leaves, garlic, fenugreek seeds, dried ginger. While cooking
- Use green sprouted mung, carrots, cooked beet root for salad.
- Eat Amla in any form everyday.
- Seasonal fresh fruits
- Avoid eating at the fullest of stomach.
- Avoid eating too fast or standing.
- Don’t drink water just before your meal.
- Avoid hotel and street food.
Keep away from leftover, fried, preserved, salted, and ready to eat food
- Avoid plain flour food like pasta, pizza, white bread.
- Avoid Red beans, dry green beans, double bean, chole, rajma.
- Avoid all type of sweet from shops. Homemade sweet on few occasionas will do.
- Avoid Thick gravies, curries like in Punjabi food.
- Strictly avoid use of curd, milk while preparing curry or sabji
- Avoid Fermented food like dhokla, Idali, Dosa etc.
- Avoid heavy, greesy food at dinner
- Avoid frequent cheese and paneer
Group Recommended Foods
· Grains :
Whole grain breads and cereals, including oats and barley(javas), jawar , bajra, , nachani
Pasta, especially whole wheat or other whole grain types
- Pulses: Masur dal, mung dal, green mung dal, whole green mung
- Vegetables : pumpkin, bottle gourd ,bitter gourd , snake gourd ,cabbage, ladyfinger, spinach, lal math, brinjal are more beneficial
Fruits: Fresh, fig , apple, banana, pomegranate , chikku, pear, jamuns, amla etc
Foods Not Recommended
Grains : High-fat bakery products, such as doughnuts, biscuits, croissants,
danish pastries, pies, cookies
Snacks made with partially hydrogenated oils, including chips,
cheese puffs, snack mixes, regular crackers, butter-flavored
Vegetables : Fried vegetables
Vegetables prepared with butter, cheese, or cream sauce
Fruits : Fried fruits
Fruits served with butter or cream eg. Fruit salads, milk shakes
Whole milk yogurt or ice creams
Red meat, fried meat