My cholesterol is very slightly above normal (total 5.2, HDL 1.6, LDL 3.4, triglycerides 0.7). A heart scan showed some plaque on my LAD. The consultant wasn’t concerned but advised me to lower the LDL to below 2.6.
Well, I don’t drink, am maybe 4kg overweight but am training for triathlons and have a resting heart rate of 46. Fried or processed foods are a no no.
Despite this healthy stuff, my LDL sticks around 3.4. I’ve just given up milk. I drink a lot as part of porridge and tea. I’m also going to eat meat only at weekends.
I’ve been reading psyllium husks can lower LDL. I threw a couple of tablespoons in my porridge today.
Anyone used psyllium?