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 have been tracking my food for so long that when I don't have access to spark people I'll start adding up calories in my head lolol. I think about what I'm eating all the time even when I try not to care. I always car about my health... Read more
Hi - Tracking your food on SparkPeople can really help you keep track of where those calories are coming from. That might help you identify some areas where you can improve. Best wishes! You can do it!... Read more
I find what helps me a lot is inputting the foods I'm going to eat the next day into sp and prepare all of what I will eat at work that day the night before. Then I'm good to go and know what to eat for dinner to finish up my daily goals.... Read more
"Love to eat eggs? U.S. panel now says they're not a health risk," reported Reuters in February."Cholesterol in the diet: The long slide from public menace to no 'appreciable' effect," ran the headline in the Washington Post.Both articles were refe... 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
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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