I've just passed 40. I'm not overweight, don't have high blood pressure, and all my blood stats are fine - except for the bad cholesterol. For some reason I have lots of bad cholesterol.
After a quick degree from the University of Google, I've decided I need to somehow add a ton of bird food to my diet.
- olive oil or canola oil
- nuts and peanuts
- beans and lentils
- pears, apples, fruits with lots of pectin (soluble fiber)
- anything with omega-3 fatty acids (fish, flaxseed)
- soy (tofu, edamame)
- things fortified with plant sterols/stanols (check the OJ)
Lots of things that are plant seeds of some sort. The hardest part to add will be the fresh fruit - I just don't normally eat fruit. The hardest thing to subtract? I'm really going to miss cheese.