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 had certain periods of time where I was especially successful at weight loss. I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for about 8 years. Time has passed and I can't remember what I ate, or even remotely what my diet was like during those time... Read more
I keep healthy foods in my home. Not only for me but for my 2 kids. But I cant help myself from snacking on high calorie foods. Although they r healthy the calories add up. How do I stop myself?... Read more
I was recently diagnosed with food allergies. Even though these foods make me sick, I continue to eat them at times. I try to stay on track because it is important for my health, but it's such a struggle. .any ideas?... Read more
Can one input foods without connecting them to a specific meal such as breakfast, etc? I would like to input foods with all the nutritional info so that it is there when I might eat that particular food.... 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
I have my lab results and they are pretty good. I will arrange them in this order. name of thing being tested, last time result, current result, acceptable range. Last time I was still on cholesterol medicine and a whole foods diet with meat and dair... Read more
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