Originally Posted by Odalys
your cholesterol could be high because you're technically still consuming dairy
I have problems with this post in so many ways!
1.) First, the OP's cholesterol is not "HIGH"! It's well in the normal range.
if you go vegan then it will be much lower
2.) The OP SAID they were "almost" vegan. Trace amounts will, in all liklihood, NOT affect cholesterol - and again, the cholesterol isn't even that high!!
Telling them to "go vegan" is a nice idea, and a misconception we vegans like to perpetuate, but many other factors are involved as well and "going vegan" - while healthy indeed, isn't the magic bullet for everyone. It does NOT always lower cholesterol. Check your facts!!
drink plenty of water in order to flush toxins and other icky things out.
3.) Drinking water is healthy, but isn't going to help with the cholesterol part. It does NOT "flush out" cholesterol.
As for the soy, I wouldn't really recommend soy at all. It is screwy with the body's horomones and it'll do some weird things to your body, acne, moodiness, weight gain, just to name a few
4.) Again, check your facts for crying out loud! Most of these are myths perpetuated by the meat and dairy industries. And while soy does occasionally adversely affect some people, it's usually those with other problems - like thyroid - as well. Soy has a great deal of benefits and lowering cholesterol is one of the scientifically proven
Just stick to natural whole foods
5.) Soy can easily be consumed in the whole, natural, unprocessed form of edamame or plain soybeans.