Managing Cholesterol On The Monkey Diet

What does it really mean to be a Monkey? It means you should be consuming a diet that is rich in complex carbohydrates, including whole grains and vegetables, while keeping your fat and protein to a minimum. That may seem simple, but when patients come in for Diet Typing, we dive further into it and discuss how the tests we look at, blood pH and glucose tolerance test, tell us what foods your body can process the best. If you’re a Monkey, your results told us that you function best on a high carbohydrate diet. This includes hunger satisfaction, energy, ideal weight, and overall health. If you eat the recommended amounts of foods your risk of having to deal with the onset of new health concerns should decrease, cholesterol included.

As a monkey, your diet is primarily vegetarian/plant based with just a small amount of protein and fat. You just may feel best on vegetarian based fats and proteins too. Monkeys do not process high fat, animal-based foods as well as others. Having a lot of cheese and bacon, for example, is not good choices for a Monkey, and may lead to increasing cholesterol. Try using more plant-based fats, such as nuts and avocado for your little fat you do have in your diet. So when choosing your proteins and fats try to stay in the Monkey frame of mind that more plant based foods are ideal! It’s for your health!

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