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Underweight with high cholesterol levels:
I am 25lbs underweight, and have high cholesterol, how do I gain the weight, while keeping my cholesterol levels down?
People are more interested in losing weight rather than gaining weight. Just as overweight can lead to various health problems like heart disease, diabetes, asthma and endocrine disorders, underweight can also be dangerous. People who are underweight can be susceptible towards heart failure or cancer. Women tend to be frail and are susceptible towards osteoporosis or hip fractures. An underweight individual can also suffer from erectile dysfunction.
For enhancing the weight of the individual, it doesn’t mean that he can have any type of fat.
Unsaturated fats can reduce the cholesterol levels and is more preferable than saturated fats. Olive oil, canola oil or vegetable oils are unsaturated fats. Fish oils are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids that are considered to be essential fatty acids and hence have better health benefits.
Cholesterol may also be present in certain foods like egg yolk, meat, poultry, and high fat milk products. These foods are also rich in saturated fats. Consume more of cereals grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables as well as vegetable oils in order to lower the cholesterol level.
Certain guidelines that can be useful in gaining weight are:
Always remember that high cholesterol diet contributes to an array of complications.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|