Background: I've been vegan for at least 15 years. I don't eat fried foods, saturated fat except what is in all natural, home-made nut butters. (I can't eat peanut butter--makes my stomach hurt). The only oil I use is 2/3 cup in a 10" pan of cornbread (made with whole grain corn, ww flour and rolled oats), 1/2 cup in a 5 loaf batch of ww bread, and a little olive oil in cooked pasta, and what I get in an occasional potluck dish at church. I don't eat much except what I take myself because I am also allergic to onions and garlic, which is in practically everything:) Also don't eat sweets, refined foods and other junk foods. Eat lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and beans. I'm 5' 8" tall and weigh about 135 lbs. I get LOTS of exercise because we have over 12,000 sq ft of vegetable gardens plus a daylily nursery.
My question: My latest lab work in August of 2007 says my total cholesterol is 184, LDL is 99, HDL is 72, triglycerides is 64, fasting blood glucose is 88, LDL/HDL ratio is 1.4. WHY are the lipids so HIGH??? Is an HDL that high OK? Any help/advice would be so appreciated. Thanks!
I just joined this forum today. I'm on my 8th day of no oil eating. I made my cornbread with applesauce and I really don't like it much. Too sweet.