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Low Ldl Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Ldl.

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Loving Your Heart

Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

Exercising with High Cholesterol

Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b...  Read more

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

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

low carbs
Updated 10/13/2014 2:12:00 AM

Hi everyone, I am new to this, but I would like to know what are the best foods to eat on a low carb diet?...  Read more

In a very low place without someone to lean on
Updated 10/12/2014 3:40:31 PM

I have struggled with my weight all my life. Constantly, I throw myself into a vicious cycle of eating well and exercising for a week then giving up all good habits and completely letting myself go for another 2 weeks. It's like for every one week of...  Read more

Help! Should I set my calorie range lower?
Updated 10/11/2014 2:03:27 PM

I've been doing daily goals for 3 weeks now. Only 4 out of the 21 days I was over my calorie range. I day I didn't track. I'm nailing all my workouts. But I lost only 1 pound. That's not what I expected. My calorie range is 1350 - 1700. Should I take...  Read more

Low Sodium
Updated 10/12/2014 1:20:56 PM

My husband had surgery to remove cancer. Besides other things happening, his sodium level is below normal. The doctor has given us suggestions. I would just like to talk with someone who has been through this and can help. What are natural ways t...  Read more

I do low impact aerobics 3-5 times a week and walk
Updated 10/9/2014 6:13:57 PM

I do low impact aerobics 3-5 times a week and walk just about everywhere in town but want more intense cardio. What might be the best way to do that?...  Read more

Foods To Naturally Help Lower LDL

2 to 3 servings/day of soy protein; 2 servings/day of plant stanols or sterols found in products such as Benecol & Take Control margarine and lots of fiber especially from oat bran, psyllium & barley - can each lower LDL by up to 10%.(Consumer Report...  Read more

Grapeseed Oil & Cholesterol

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

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  Read more

Poll: Do You View Exercise as a Punishment or a Health Benefit?

I must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus...  Read more

7 Tests You Should Never Skip

Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan...  Read more