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.
If you are consuming a lot of grains, remember: excess grains are converted to triglycerides, which are stored as fat and raise total cholesterol