The Non-Food Factor of High Cholesterol Level
Omega-3 has long been believed to hold the key to lowering high cholesterol level naturally, and the best source of omega-3 comes from fatty fishes.
So people who eat the most fish should have the lowest cholesterol level, right?
A new Canadian study put this theory to the test by researching the one population that eats more fish than anyone else, and the results were surprising.
The study appears in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Research.
They examined the medical information of 2,191 people from the Inuit populations in three Arctic areas collected by the Adult Inuit Health Survey in 2007-2008.
This population consumes more fish products than anyone else does.
The researchers specifically checked for high or low cholesterol level. They then compared these to the level of persistent organic pollutants circulating through the subject’s blood streams.
Persistent environmental pollutants include polychlorinated biphenyls (an additive used in paints and plastic, among other things), a whole range of pesticides (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, toxaphene, hexachlorobenzene, aldrin, etc), flame retardants like mirex, and so forth.
The Canadian study focused specifically on the levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in the subject’s blood.
Overall, 32.8% of the subjects had high cholesterol level, and these happened to also be those with the highest circulating levels of the polychlorinated biphenyls.
The researchers concluded that these compounds appeared in high amounts in the marine life that the people ate, due to the effect of the ocean’s tides in moving pollutants from the rest of the globe towards the Arctic.
Hence, even pollutants generated in the southern hemisphere end up in the Arctic where the fish, whales, polar bears, and ultimately humans, consume them.
This is the biggest problem with persistent environmental pollutants. They are, as the name implies, persistent. This means that once they are in the environment, they remain there.
Many such pollutants have in fact been outlawed by the Stockholm Convention from 1995 onwards, but they still appear in the environment and in our food chain.
This means that clearing your body of pollution is very important to lowering cholesterol level.
Watch this Video – Best Food to Counter the Effects of Air Pollution
But there is one food that has the same effects on your cholesterol as these pollutants. By cutting out this one food, I managed to bring my cholesterol to a healthy level and to clear out my 93% clogged arteries – learn the details here…
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program created by Scott Davis. He once suffered from High Cholesterol so much that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication.
The program is highly focused on eliminating one simple ingredient you consume every single day, an ingredient you had no idea you were even putting it your body. What’s scary is that this ingredient isn’t even listed on the label of many common food choices. It’s terrifying stuff! So, this system starts you off with valuable information about this one simple ingredient, what it’s doing to your body and what you can do about it. But it doesn’t end there.
The Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy goes on to teach you a wide range of diet, fitness, lifestyle, exercise, sleep and eating tips that will help you maximize your results. More importantly, these tips will help completely clean out any plaque build-up in your arteries.
To find out more about this program, go to How to Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Level.
You may also like: