Hello Loyal Soup People! This week I want to share a very personal and, hopefully, inspiring story with you. We talk and talk about all the benefits of healthy living, but to share results – that’s really impactful.
This week I’d like to talk about my daughter, Soupergirl! Sara used to be “mostly” vegan, but definitely “cheated” here and there with cheese and dairy. She’s been vegetarian for over 15 years, but truly vegan for three. During her vegetarian years her cholesterol was extremely high – hovering between 220 and 230. We all shrugged it off (including her doctor) and attributed it to genetics. After all, everyone on BOTH sides of the family has very high cholesterol and most of us are on medication to lower it. Sara refused to go on medication – she’s a stubborn girl!!
Fast forward to today. She had her blood tested last week. Her new cholesterol number is 180. Her HDL’s (the good cholesterol) are up and her LDL’s are very, very low. No medication. Nothing intrusive. Just diet (purely plant based, heavy on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts) and exercise resulted in a 30 point drop in her cholesterol.
There’s not much else to say – the story is incredible. Inspiring. And definitely has me examining my own little indulgences. I’ll take a natural cure over medication any day.
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!