What is Dyslipidemia?
Dyslipidemia is a medical term used to describe a disruption in the level of lipids (fat) in a person’s blood. Most cases of Dyslipidemia are Hyperlipidemia i.e. an elevated level of lipids in the blood. Hyperlipidemia puts a person on a significant risk of heart diseases. For this reason, doctors strongly recommend diet therapy with an active lifestyle and necessary medications for the condition.
Let us know a few diet tips to manage Dyslipidemia-
- Limit both saturated as well as unsaturated fats. Reduce oil, ghee and all such sources of fats.
- Limit food with cholesterol like egg yolk, organ meat, liver etc.
- Eat plenty of soluble fiber like whole grain cereals, fruits & legumes.
- Limit salt- your salt intake should be less than 1teaspoon per day.
- Limit alcohol- Indirectly it aids to your triglyceride levels so avoid it.
- Include healthy fat options like almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc.
- Include fatty fish in your diet as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It will add to good fats.
- Include the super-foods to manage Hyperlipidemia. For example, Oatmeal, Avocados, black beans, lima beans, Brussels sprouts etc.
It is also important to adopt an active lifestyle and regular exercise along with the diet to manage Hyperlipidemia naturally.