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.
But when you&rsq... Read more
How much of an impact does this tend to have on calorie and fat content? I always blot the grease out of turkey burgers or sausage patties, for example, but I'm curious as to how much this affects the nutritional content of the food - whether it actu... Read more
I started on SP a couple years ago, did well for a bit, then got sidetracked and back into my old habits. About 3 weeks ago I decided to give healthy eating and portion control another try. I didn't really want to track my food, because... Read more
About a week or so ago, I saw on the Insider Tab on the Start Page, an article about a new way to track one's meals. It had several pull down menu bars for each meal...a sort of a meal planner in a sense. For example, for Breakfast I think it showed... Read more
Thank goodness, I like lots of healthy foods. But for the most part, I don't think of healthy foods as tasting so luscious, it makes my mouth water or gives me the shivers.
But I have a few! I'm hoping that you will share yours also! I know t... 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
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... 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
Pick up an innocent box of granola bars or a bottle of iced tea and you're hit with health claims—from less fat to made with real sugar. In fact, a USDA study showed that 43% of products introduced in 2010 splashed nutrition ads o... Read more
Just a real short one today.
On March 3 or so, I had a high cholesterol level of 250. Granted, 51 were were HDL the happy kind, but still.
So I learned to eat for lowering cholesterol, which told me I could drop my points by 25 realisticall... Read more
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