1) Dietary fiber; Soluble fiber is present in foods such as beans, oats, barley, and fruits and vegetables.
2) Phytosterols; Phytosterols are present in small amounts in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. There are many products on the market that contain phytosterols for total- and LDL-C lowering. These products are orange juice, yogurt, margarine spreads, salad dressings, breads, cereals, milk, and granola bars. Phytosterols also are available in soft-gel pills.
3) Soy protein is healthy.
Following dietary pattern may be helpful;
1) Red meat in low frequency and amounts
2) Minimally processed seasonally fresh foods
3) Less than five eggs per week
4) An abundance of plant foods; fruits, vegetables, potatoes, breads, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds
5) Olive oil as the principal source of dietary fat
6) Fresh fruits as the typical daily dessert
7) Wine in low to moderate amounts; two glass per day for men.
thanks for reply. although your diet appears healthy it seems like a lot more calories than iv'e been used to consuming. i eating about 1200 to 1500 cal. per day, no exercise, no weight loss.
i still don't get the processed food arguement. ironically, the dieticians/nutricianists i refer to are employed by one of the largest supermarchet chains in my state. their dieticians probably are published about once a month in local newspaper touting a diet of non-processed foods. why would a large supermarket chain wamt them to do that.
most diets iv'e been on recommend 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. i just can't force down that much so, i turned to a V8 juice. on the label it says each serving equals one serving of fruits and vegis. when i look at the nutritional facts label i don't see anymore vitamins and minerals to get from this product than i get from a daily vitamin/mineral supplement. i realize one gets fiber from fruits and vegis but, i can take a fiber supplement. iv'e gained about 20 to 30 lbs in the last month on a 1200 to 1500 cal. per day diet. i just don't get it. i met with my endochronolist today. my tsh was .86. she doesn't want to lower it any more because of concerns for heart and bone problems. as i think iv'e said in the past , last year i was on a very intense exercise and diet program for 8 months. i didn't lose a pound. how come.