This is the promise of the program portfolio. More than one plan, a new food hygiene cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular risk.

Everybody knows, cholesterol is dangerous to your health. This fat naturally present in the blood, when it accumulates in the arteries, can obstruct the view block with more or less serious consequences. For many years, epidemiological studies have shown the negative effects of excess cholesterol to heart. It is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease as well as smoking, physical inactivity and hypertension, and like them it can be changed.

The reduction of cholesterol in the blood can pass through medication prescribed by the doctor but it must be treated with a better diet. The principle of the Portfolio diet is actually quite simple because it involves only eat foods with cholesterol virtues. Are prohibited fatty meats, sausages and cheeses.By cons, it emphasizes foods rich in soluble fiber (whole grains, legumes) which, gorging water form a gel absorbing bad cholesterol. Similarly, we must consume foods such as margarine and other products labeled “anti-cholesterol” that contain upholsterers, which also have a reducing effect on bad cholesterol.

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Finally, it is heavily loaded with antioxidant rich foods: scientific studies have shown that this is in fact the oxidation of cholesterol which makes it dangerous for arteries. Consumption of fruits and vegetables very colorful (carrots, tomatoes, orange, kiwi) avoids this phenomenon and thus avert the danger. You can also eat dark chocolate with 70% cocoa minimum of 3 to 4 squares per day maximum benefit through its antioxidants, almonds, avocado even though it is quite rich in fat and fiber polystyrene , agar, packed full of fiber, which mixed with a hot drink trap bad cholesterol.

The outcome in

After a few weeks, we can expect a decrease of 13 to 20% of cholesterol but it is above all a new food hygiene should be continued for life even if occasional differences are not very serious. This diet has other beneficial effects. It also acts on the blood pressure by reducing significantly, it also has anti-inflammatory effects and thereby lose a few pounds.

Example of a typical day

Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 soy yogurt, 2 or 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, 10 almonds, unsweetened tea
Lunch: 1 grilled chicken breast, a small box of beans, 1 endive salad with 1 tablespoon oil, 1 sheep milk yogurt.
Snack: 1 banana, 3 squares of dark chocolate, tea.