Every time I give blood they check my cholesterol and I can keep track of it online, I just gave blood tuesday and checked my cholesterol and it went up!
My Cholesterol history is:
April 9 2009: 124
July 22 2009: 111
September 25 2009: 110
February 2 2010: 131
I was vegan/vegetarian every time I gave blood but my diet has been changed about every time. The first time I was probably eating more macrobiotic vegan (lots of grains) then in the summer I got into eating local eggs from the farmers market but my cholesterol went down surprisingly. I was pretty active in the summer but I am way more active now. I was really curious what my level would be now being pretty high raw for around 3 months and going to the gym practically every day. It might be due to the higher fat content in my diet from nuts and seeds that help keep me warm in this cold weather. I usually get around 30% of my calories from fat from mostly sunflower seeds and flaxseeds and occasionally from pumpkin seeds, avocados, walnuts, grapeseed oil and coconut. I am curious how my level will be in the summer when I give 80-10-10 a try.
Anybody have their cholesterol checked and if so what are your levels?