Diet lowers cholesterol as well as drug, by nearly 30% – Study

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A diet rich in fiber and vegetables lowered cholesterol just as much as taking a statin drug, Canadian researchers reported on Monday.

They said people who cannot tolerate the statin drugs because of side-effects can turn to the diet, which they said their volunteers could easily follow.” (who wants to tolerate the side effects of drugs!)

Read the article here – think this is breaking news?

It’s exciting but it’s not new! This is old news but if you’re just tuning in right now, it’s great news for you.

It may be a surprise, but not to me and many others. This is just an example of what a nutrient rich diet can do.

I’m not talking about a diet designed for weight loss like we’re so used to hearing about, that is regimented and depriving and rationed. I’m talking about a natural and normal diet (though not particularly common, yet) where for, perhaps the first time in the lives of the participants, they were eating health promoting foods, rich in nutrients and devoid of cholesterol!

Note: When it comes to eating Nutrient Rich, just because you may choose not to eat certain foods, this does not mean your dieting, it simply means you’ve raised your standards to eat better, not less.

Notice that all the foods listed in the study, are all whole foods, from plant sources. There is no cholesterol in plants!

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