I have a kidney transplant and along with a new start in life I also got high cholesterol with my new kidney. I cannot take any of the drugs that lower cholesterol (Bad reactions) so What is the best way to lower cholesterol nutritionally?

3 Answers

  1. rosie battista wrote on :

    One thing you can start to do right now is to eat oatmeal. Research shows that the when you digest the high fiber it becomes gooey. Simply put it sticks to the cholesterol and drags it right out of your body. Have a bowl of oats for breakfast and clean up the rest of you diet to include high fiber foods.

  2. Nancy Ortiz wrote on :

    1) Take psyllium (Metamucil) serving before each meal and snack (soluble fiber)
    2) Eat at least 2 servings of dried beans/day (kidney, black beans, etc.)
    3) Limit high fat meat – replace some with soy products
    4) Use olive oil – avoid butter and margarine
    5) eat 7-8 servings fruits and vegetables per day. If high triglycerides – limit fresh fruit to 3 servings/day, avoid juice and dried fruit and alcohol.
    6) fat-free or low-fat dairy
    Also see a Registered Dietitian to analyze your diet

    • Nancy Ortiz wrote on :

      Also add 1-2 ounces of almonds or walnuts per day

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