Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unexpected Health Benefits of Eating Local

My cholesterol levels changed for the better!  Since my cholesterol tends to run a little high I get checked every year.  In the past my bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) tends to be a little high and my good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein) has been low (as you can see below in 2010).  This year when I got tested I was pleasantly surprised to see that my numbers have reversed.  My good cholesterol went way up and my bad cholesterol went way down and now I'm back in the normal range.  Since my exercise habits have not changed dramatically I think the difference can be attributed to the local food I've been eating.

Standard Range
Low Density Lipoprotein
<129- mg/dL
High Density Lipoprotein
>59- mg/dL
58 L
<200- mg/dL
201 H

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is pretty impressive!
    I noticed my general health has decreased since I moved here, and weight and percent body fat increased substantially. I am trying to watch out better what I eat and am looking forward to see the results! Gui has already lost 6 pounds! :)