Replace Statin drugs completely by eating these four foods each day:
Dr. Jenkin#s porfolio diet approach targets four specific foods:
Almonds (possibly other nuts):
A long-time staple in many healthy diets, consumption of almonds has been linked with a number of health benefits, including lower blood pressure, descreased risk of some cancers and lower cholesterol. While Jenkins# study looked specifically at the impact of including almonds in the diet portfolio, he admits that other nuts including walnuts and pecans may produce similar effects. Jenkins# subjects ate a handful of almonds each day.
Jenkins# diet substituted soy-based foods for things like meat and dairy. This included soy meat substitutes, soy milk, and tofu.
Plant Sterols: (Benecol, Take Control)
Plant sterols (also known as #phytosterols#) are a class of phytochemicals that are naturally present in plants. These compounds have been shown to reduce cholesterol, as well as potentially protect against certain classes of cancer. Plant sterols are present in small quantities in things like corn oil and soybean oil, however most whole foods do not contain enough of the phytochemicals to produce dramatic reductions in cholesterol. So scientists have isolated and concentrated plant sterols into a form that can be included as an additive to other foods like margarine and cereals. Phytosterols are also available in a capsule form. In Jenkins# study, subjects consumed plant sterols by including a plant-sterol-enriched margarine spreads into their diet. Brands of phytosterol-enriched spreads include Benecol and Take Control.
Soluble Fiber: (sticky fiber like oatmeal, eggplant, beans, barley)
The fourth class of foods that make up The Portfolio Diet are sources of soluble or #sticky fiber.# These foods include grains like oatmeal, oats, oat bran, and barley. Vegetables that are high in soluble fiber included okra and eggplant. Beans and legumes also can be good sources of sticky fiber. In Jenkins Portfolio Diet study, subjects also supplemented their diet with three daily servings of natural psyllium fiber, such as Metamucil.