Saturday, August 20, 2011
Lowering my cholesterol
Last week our doctor prescribed Ezetrol to lower my cholesterol. It isn't a statin drug, so I agreed to take it. However, my research indicated it was also known to sometimes cause muscle problems. There is no way I need any more muscle issues going on, so I'm not going to take it. Jim's sister Carly suggested I try flax seeds and chia seeds. Both are known to lower cholesterol. Also Chia seeds are a major source of omega-3. They also contain high amounts of antioxidants, fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and iron. They have been recently touted as the new 'superfood'. They are an amazing source of long-term energy. So I will be taking 2 tablespoons of ground flax and 2 tablespoons of ground chia daily, and I'll let you know in a month when I have my next blood test how they worked at lowering my cholesterol.