Excess Cholesterol in Diet Can Harm Your Brain

Too much cholesterol and too much fat in your diet can damage your brain.
As a result of build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels, high cholesterol diets can reduce the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your brain, which in time can cause brain damage.
In early November, Canadian scientists found that a diet high in avocados, nuts and olive oil can lower “bad” cholesterol by 35 percent and increase “good” cholesterol by about 12 percent.
So how do you keep your bad cholesterol in check? It is best to limit your intake of high cholesterol foods, such as, beef, pork, shrimps, poultry, egg yolks and cheese .
David Jenkins from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada, recommends piling your plate with avocados and nuts, as well as cooking with sunflower and olive oils.
It is also essential to reduce your intake of highly refined carbohydrates, like white bread and processed snack foods, to reduce bad cholesterol levels . There is a lot of cholesterol busting soluble fibre,10 grams per 1,000 calories, from almonds, whole grains, okra and aubergines.
It is also crucial to get lots of exercise .

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