Mexican food is perfectly healthy if you leave out the tortillas. If
you want to see your cholesterol and blood pressure drop just start
eating a very low carb diet. I don't care about the cholesterol but I
am concerned about my blood pressure. All of my life it has been
slightly low (about 110/70). However the relatively low carb diet I
used to follow years ago had been gradually slipping by the wayside. I
was shocked about a year ago when the doc told me my blood pressure was
140/80. He put me on a 1/2 dose (12.5mg) of chlorthalidone. It took my
BP down to about 120/70 but I didn't like the meds. So I went back to
my old low carb ways and the blood pressure went back down to 110/70
(and often lower) without the meds. I don't recall all the cholesterol
numbers but the LDL dropped considerably, the HDL went up to 49 (a
number I'd never seen before, 40 was typical) and the triglycerides were
cut about in half. I've also lost about 10 lbs. over the past year
eating a high fat, high protein diet.
I may have posted this before but here's Christopher Gardner from the
Stanford School of Medicine on his study of low carb diets.
The results blew him over because he's a 25 year vegetarian. :-)
On 10/2/2012 11:06 AM, Ken Norton wrote:
>> From first hand experience I can attest that cholesterol is reduced by
>> >statin drugs. I also believe that they*probably* reduce the chance of
>> >having a*second* heart attack. But the method of operation is not from
>> >the reduction of cholesterol which is just an innocent bystander. They
>> >probably work by virtue of having a slight anti-imflammatory effect.
>> >Something you can get more effectively and cheaply from aspirin and/or
>> >fish oil.
> I'm rather entertained by this. Of course, my own eating habits range
> from hyper-picky to total-slob from one meal to the next. I'm kinda
> hoping that it all averages out. However, as each year passes, the
> fewer McDonald's French Fries I eat. Now, if there is just some way of
> making Mexican food healthier.
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