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Although my overall cholesterol is 5.7, which for me apparently is good, I would like to lower the LDL element of it.
We already eat oats plus oatbran for breakfast, 5 days a week. I shall also begin using oatbran for thickening soups, stews, curries etc.
Plant stenol based margarine is a new introduction for us. 2 teaspoons of this a day, where able to, seems to provide 1/2 to 1/3 of those a day. For now, we will not be using the little bottles of plant stenols that you can take once a day, as we want to gradually change over.
Also, they are very expensive!
The main GF bread we cook, also has 50% of oat flour as its base, which will also up the beta glucon element, again, helpful.
A new part for us will be to mix equal amounts of semi skimmed milk with skimmed milk. We absolutely hate skimmed milk and have no intention of using it on its own. However, if we can bear the mixture, especially in tea/coffee, then that will reduce the fat content of our milk by anothrt 1%.
If not, we will return to semi skimmed, which we have drunk for the past 27 years! Onwards and upwards.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.