So... I became lacto-vegetarian two years ago and switched to a vegan diet about 8 months ago (with a few minor cheese mishaps). 99% of everything I eat is a plant based whole food, not refined or processed. I cook just about every meal myself as i'm the chef for my family. I'll occasionally have a vegan sweet with some sort of processed sugar. I eat an extraordinary amount of cruciferous greens and vegetables along with fruits. I eat a large amount of beans and other grains. The bread I eat is Ezekiel bread or whole wheat tortillas. I'll use a couple tablespoons of Flax seeds every other day. I use VERY little oil when cooking. Basically the diet thats talked about in Forks over Knives, Eating and Healing Cancer from the Inside Out.
How can my triglycerides be high.. 180'ish? My total cholesterol is 167. My LDL is 98.6 and my HDL is 27. Based on the high triglycerides and LDL, i'm at high risk for heart disease. I feel thats a bunch of crap. Is a healthy vegan diet a mitigating factor that makes certain high blood numbers irrelevant?
Science has based all it's study of healthy blood numbers on an animal based diet, do they even have an accurate number for what IS correct and healthy for vegans? I eat healthier than anyone I know and exercise 4 times a week. Wth is going on?
I look forward to any input!