Is 260 cholesterol a high number?

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Is it a Total Cholesterol or LDL Cholesterol level ?

Total cholesterol is the measurement of all fats in your bloodstream. A total cholesterol of 240 increases your risk of heart disease by twice the amount of a person with a healthy level, so if your level is 260 it poses a greater danger.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, LDL Cholesterol levels fall into the following categories, where mg/dL means milligrams per deciliter of blood.

Less than 100 mg/dL = Optimal
100-129 mg/dL = Near/Above Optimal
130-159 mg/dL = Borderline High
160-189 mg/dL = High
190 mg/dL and above = Very High

Based on the reference ranges, you can see that a 260 LDL Cholesterol level falls into the Very High category.
So beside medicine what foods can lower your number?
Choose food rich in omega-3 fats such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, walnuts, flaxseed, canola oil, soybean oil and flaxseed oil (FYI, they should not exceed 35% of your daily calories);

Consume more dietary fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans;

Limit saturated fats and trans fats, such as fatty meat, poultry skin, bacon, sausage, butter and stick margarine;

Avoid foods high in cholesterol, such as egg yolks, cheese, shrimp, lobster and crab.

Want a sample meal plan to lower your cholesterol? Check the link down below!