If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
I finally get it! Food is fuel :) I've always eaten whatever I want for pleasure or emotional reasons. It took me a long time to understand such a simple truth.... having this understanding makes it easier to choose better food and avoid toxic foods!... Read more
This is probably going to sound funny to you experts out there, but I am calorie counting and I am weighing my food before I eat it, so I know how much to record. This also helps me learn about portions. My question is bacon....do I weigh it raw or a... Read more
I've never used the meal plans on SparkPeople before but I've decided I want to give them a try. I'm vegetarian and I thought my account was set up to reflect that but my meals keep including meat products. Is there a way that I can make my meal plan... Read more
Using the nutrition tracker is very important to me. I even have the app on my phone. The part of this activity that has helped the most is I don't mindlessly eat anymore. Food is now fuel for my body. I pay close attention to what foods I eat and wh... Read more
Too Much fat clogs your arteries. Eat these foods Dark, rich 86% COCOA contains phenols, the same heart-protecting substance found in red wine AND DOES NOT AFFECT CHOLESTEROL. Lycopene, IS A compound that gives tomatoes their color, acts like an a... Read more
Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c... Read more
From our partners at Woman's DayBy Sara Reistad-Long Take a look around and it’s quickly obvious that too many of us weigh too much. Being obese may mean getting turned away from an amusement park ride or buying an extra seat on a plane, bu... Read more
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op 10 Cholesterol-Fighting Foods
The best news about reaching healthy cholesterol levels? It's a delicious journey!
By Paula Rasich , Paula Rasich is a reporter for Prevention.
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