Dietary recommendations for cholesterol control from alternative medicine practitioner G.C. Ong:
-Take plenty of fruits and vegetables, soluble grains and seafood, especially fatty fish.
-Reduce intake of saturated animal fats.
-Limit intake of transfatty acids in margarine and shortening.
-Do not go on extremely low-fat diet – it may be counterproductive.
-Take lots of antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil.
-Consume vitamins C, E and beta carotene.
-Get enough calcium-rich foods, which helps reduce absorption of saturated fats.
-Drink green and black tea.
-A daily glass of wine may benefit HDL cholesterol.
-Eat more shitake mushroom, barley and kelp (seaweed).
Good info for everybody.