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Hello My Vegan friends!

I had my physical today and got back the results of my blood work. 😬😳 They weren't good.

Cholesterol 223 high (range 0-199)

Triglycerides 157 high (range 0-150)

HDL 53 good cholesterol not as high as I would like (range 50-80)

LDL 138 bad cholesterol, high (range 0-100)

Non HDLP 170 high (range 0 -130)

Needless to say, I am sooooo happy I finally committed to a whole foods Vegan diet. Better late than never, right? My doctor will recheck my blood work on March 1st.

Does anyone know of foods that are especially effective in lowering cholesterol levels?

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Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersAdministrator

Good evening TanyaS, bloods don't look to bad by todays standards, you can be turn that around 😁

I have just a look on the NHS website and by changing over to a vegan diet show make a world of difference in itself. They also say finding better ways of cooking your food helps - like steaming, poaching or grilling instead of frying.

I am not an expert on Cholesterol but I am sure others here can be of more help.

Just think how much better things will be for you by the 1st March

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Yes! I'm excited. Thank you for the suggestions!

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAdministrator

You've definitely made the right choice Tanya, your readings will definitely improve.

I've found this on the internet and it looks very interesting.

pcrm.org/good-nutrition/nut...

Here's to a healthy Vegan diet.

You'll do it, you've chosen the right path πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΉπŸŒΈ

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Thank you! I will look up the info you linked.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Your welcome. Also here's an amazing, reasonably healthy, Vegan Brownie recipe, a lot healthier than 'normal' brownies.

Sweet potato brownies:

minimalistbaker.com/fudgy-s...

I use:

252g mashed sweet potato, I sometimes put in more, it doesn't matter

160ml maple syrup - Aldi

129g peanut butter - I make my own

I don't use any oil

55g raw cacao powder - Grape Tree

68g oat flour - I grind the oats myself

61g pecans - Grape Tree or Lidl

48g dark chocolate chips - Aldi

90ml oat/almond milk or more, you don't want the mixture too dry. I quite often use more.

Cacao powder is much better than cocoa and is a very good price in Grape Tree. Pecans are cheapest in Lidl or Grape Tree. The dark chocolate chips in Aldi don't have any milk added. I use Oatly oat milk.

I cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave in their skins, much quicker than the oven.

I make these every week, that's how much I love them.πŸŒˆπŸ‘

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😲😲😲 You've officially become my best friend. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

I cannot wait to make these!!!!!!

crazyfitness
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Ha ha, they are amazing and I make and freeze, the recipe makes 12. πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator

I think being vegan is the best thing you can do for your health. I think all the animals would also agree x

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Definitely! I watched the documentary "Dominion" yesterday. Not even 5 minutes in, I was already in tears. I cannot believe the torment, torture....it's horrible. I've always been interested in Vegan for my health, but I can no longer be a part of what is happening to the animals and to our environment. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

andyswarbs
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For some people getting good blood test results can come quickly. For others it takes dedication, research and most of all patience. Stay with it and results will come.

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Thank you Andy! Will keep that in mind.

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