Im vegan and cholesterol has gone up
im an athlete in triathlon and Ironman fields,
ive been on a vegan diet for 5 month now,
i keep a very strict diet, everything is calculated i dont eat any fat that is not from vegan diet.
almonds, tehini & avocado i think are the only things i eat with fat (but the good kind).
mostly vegetables, fruits, brown and wild rice, and pasta from rice flower.
no milk at all (no kind of milk), a bit tofu, saiten here and there and bread
but mostly whole wheat with grains.
before i started on vegan diet my cholesterol was fine:
cholesterol: 178.6 now 215.9
triglycerides: 125 now 167
cholesterol HDL: 40 now 50
cholesterol LDL: 113 now 132.2
cholesterol NON HDL: 138 now 166
does it make sense ?
i'd appreciate any info
High cholesterol maybe in your genes and there is no way to stop except for drugs. You said you only eat good kind of fat. I would cuts out all oils from your intake. There are no good oils. Even olive oil will raise cholesterol. If you want I can point you to some reading on the subject.
My cholesterol came down to the 150s by cutting out oils and becoming a vegan with no oil.
I agree with Helmsman that suggests to take out ALL OIL. Olive oil is not a health food.
And take out salt as well. It seems you eat a very clean vegan diet. Steam your vegetables and eat without salt instead of frying with salt or oil. Eat more fruit, especially bananas. I eat 7 bananas every morning with lots of fruit throughout the day and a huge salad for dinner or steamed rice, potatoes, or glutenfree pasta.
I would never take drugs for high cholesterol because that's not really 'in your genes'.
Hope this helps!