Lowering Cholesterol with Soluble Fiber – Take the TeeChia Challenge!

Lowering Cholesterol with Soluble Fiber – Take the TeeChia Challenge!

Ever since discovering that Teeccino has soluble fiber from chicory's inulin, I’ve been researching the great health effects attributed to consuming soluble fiber. With a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol that increases with age, I’ve been watching my cholesterol rise each year despite my daily cups of Teeccino. Last year, it crept up to 225 and although my doctor was raising his eyebrows, my “good” HDL cholesterol was still in a high ratio to the LDL “bad” cholesterol. “No statin drugs for me, but what to do if it keeps going up?” I pondered.

This year, my test results amazed even me. For the first time since my 30’s, I was under 200 – well under, in fact – at 185 total cholesterol. What had made the difference? I was eating and exercising just the same except for one thing: I had been eating TeeChia Super Seed Cereal pretty much daily for breakfast during the last year. TeeChia is packed full of soluble fiber from chia, flax, quinoa, amaranth and rolled oats.

Wow! The studies showing soluble fiber could lower cholesterol are really true. So, I decided to test it on my 88-year-old mother, Gigi, who had been on statin drugs for over 15 years.

Lowering cholesterol naturally

My mother’s doctor is hardcore about taking statin drugs. I’ve been sending her articles about how statin drugs aren’t advised for seniors who have already been taking statins for years. Many studies show that once you’re over 85, high cholesterol has a good association with longevity and healthy memory. Statins on the other hand, can cause many side effects including muscle pain that reveals low CoQ10 (which is dangerous).

Seniors have many aches and pains and thus can go undiagnosed with symptoms brought on by statin drugs. I finally convinced my mother to stand up to her doctor and take a break from statins. At first, her cholesterol rose and her doctor threatened to put her back on statins. That’s when I got my mother to start eating TeeChia daily. On her last visit to her doctor, she asked for her results. The doctor checked the lab report and there was a long silence. My mother pressed for the answer. Well, the doctor admitted, my mother’s cholesterol had gone down – significantly!


Thicker soluble fiber works best

I’ve got a theory going about TeeChia: Its soluble fiber is particularly thick and viscous due to the unique fiber released when you soak ground chia and flax seeds. Combined with quinoa, amaranth and oats, which are all high in soluble fiber too, TeeChia’s fiber is like a broom that sweeps through our intestinal tract. Cholesterol is one of the things it sweeps out along the way. And if you eat TeeChia, you will also notice that it sweeps your colon clean too!

So, let’s test my theory; if you have moderately high cholesterol and aren’t yet on statin drugs, let’s see if enjoying a healthy breakfast can bring down your cholesterol too. Do you have a recent test showing your cholesterol level? Start eating TeeChia daily and plan to retest in 3-6 months. Let’s see if your cholesterol levels respond like my mother’s and mine have.

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