Cut Back on Sugar for Better Cholesterol

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Hi, I'm Barbara Ficarra here with unexpected way to improve your cholesterol. Cut back on sugar. A recent study showed that too much added sugar in your diet can contribute to high cholesterol level. In the study, people who averaged about 90 grams of added sugar a day, that's about a half a cup tended to have higher triglyceride level, and less of the good HDL cholesterol then did the people who ate less sugar.

Other studies suggest that one of the monosaccharides in sugar may inhibit the removal of fats from the blood. Mixing the table sugar in your coffee and cereal is just one way to cut back. You can also lose out the high fructose corn syrup hidden in processed foods like drinks, condiments, salad dressing and bread. A diet for high cholesterol should include no more than 100 calories, about two table spoons of added sugar a day for women and about 150 calories of added sugar, about three tablespoons a day for men.

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