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
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
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
Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
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I've just recently come back to sparkpeople after an absence of quite a few months and have been surprised to at see polarized this message board has become. A prime example is, of course, the pop tart thread, with people charging that those who fee... Read more
Since I am a stress eater and have gained back a large amount of weight that I worked so hard to lose, I need a simple plan and something that can jumpstart my weight loss so I am encouraged to keep going. I have been trying to do it on my own for t... Read more
Hello! I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to print out a week worth of info from my nutrition log? I've looked around at a few of the reports that are available, but I don't see anything that will print out what I ate etc.
I've... Read more
The tracker stopped working, and when I made an entry it did not take. Then it made double entry's. And all the information was wrong. Like the wrong calories, serving, and the way it was spellled was wrong. So I ended up with about 9 donut entrys,... 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
A certain amount of cholesterol is necessary by the body for proper physiological and structural function. Too much of it can have negative health consequences. Since cholesterol levels are influenced by your genetic makeup, your diet and certain lif... Read more
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