After being rocked by the diagnosis of a GP, Scottish singer Lulu made major changes to her diet and threw away some freezer items.
Scottish singer Lulu has admitted to drastically changing her lifestyle after a diagnosis left her “scared”.
Many of us will mark the start of 2022 by making resolutions to improve our lives, and that’s something Lulu is well aware of.
After watching her father Eddie die of high cholesterol, the 73-year-old singer decided to make the effort to watch his own, which led to a shocking diagnosis.
The Daily Express reports that Lulu was “scared” when her GP told her that she had increased cholesterol herself – her fears stemming from the fact that it was a significant risk factor for coronary disease.
The diagnosis made her reflect on her father’s death, and she said, âMy father’s death – at the age of 71 – was terrible. I loved him very much. He had worked in the market. of meat in Glasgow for years and was a great singer.
âUnfortunately, he didn’t really take care of his body and had had many health warnings that he ignored.
“So although I always tried to take care of myself, when I found out that I had raised my cholesterol, the memories of my father’s illness energized me and I made sure I did. Something.”
She was quickly motivated to make changes to her diet in an effort to lower her cholesterol levels.
The star admitted that she threw ice cream out of her freezer and stopped putting butter on sandwiches and started including cholesterol-lowering foods in her daily diet.
Lulu now strives to start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon, coffee, porridge, muesli and yogurt, all the while understanding how important the first meal of the day can be.
The NHS suggests eating foods high in unsaturated fat in small amounts to lower cholesterol. These foods include: oily fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, and vegetable oils and spreads.
The singer admits to having eaten all these foods, as well as to having drunk “a lot of water”.
Lulu would rate herself quite high in terms of her health, as she has always strived to be health conscious.
She said, âIf I had to rate my health on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give myself a 9. I have always been careful to exercise and eat well. I eat organic food because there are so many chemicals in non-organic products. “
Despite her efforts to take care of her health, the singer has faced a frightening battle with pneumonia – an infection that causes inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs.
The inflamed air sacs tend to fill with fluid or pus, causing a severe cough – it can be caused by bacterial infections or a virus.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Lulu called the illness “the worst illness”, without initially realizing how serious it was.
She said: “I thought it was just a little cough and I toured with it – then when I got back to London the doctor said I should have been thrown in the hospital.”