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Lower Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Lower Cholesterol.

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What Is Cholesterol?

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

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

The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer

Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol. ...  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

Will low carb make you lose weight from all over o
Updated 12/15/2014 2:55:53 PM

Will low carb make you lose weight from all over or just the stomach? & how many carbs a day is considered low?...  Read more

low carb and delicious alternatives
Updated 12/16/2014 10:18:54 PM

I love the items for swapping reg. bread items. ie the flat breads work in savory , sweet and appetizers - the only draw back is they don't toast well - otherwise they are perfect. sweet mock cinnamon rolls this makes four servings. ...  Read more

low blood sugar and staying on track
Updated 12/14/2014 2:49:44 AM

As I look back at the challenges of keeping on track, there is a recurrent challenge -- low blood sugar. I am a diabetic and use an insulin pump. I get so frustrated when I am faithfully eating what I should, exercising and recording everything, on...  Read more

Which meal is low sodium, low cholesterol, and wei
Updated 12/12/2014 7:33:35 AM

Which meal is low sodium, low cholesterol, and weight reducing for an adult with heart disease? 1: Baked chicken, & mashed potatoes 2: Stir fry chinese vegetables & rice 3: Tuna fish salad & celery sticks 4: Lean steak w/ carrots Thanks in advance!...  Read more

Which meal is a good low sodium diet choice? Im do
Updated 12/10/2014 9:09:14 PM

Which meal is a good low sodium diet choice? Im doing a quiz and im not sure myself: Tossed Salad, carrot sticks, and steak or Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans?...  Read more

egg substitue

needing to lower cholesterol...  Read more

Oatmeal for Breakfast!!

Oatmeal is filling and helps tide you over until lunch....  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: Would You Exercise if You Didn't Think You Had To?

I'm one of those crazy people who likes to exercise. Running is my "drug" of choice, and when I've had a hard day, it makes me feel better and relieves my stress. I can't say that every run is enjoyable, but for the most part, it's free time that a...  Read more

Chocolate: A Little Goes a Long Way to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Chocolate--just saying the word can trigger a craving like nothing else. However, I must confess, for the past two years that hasn't been a big issue for me because every night I have what I like to call my anti-oxidant cocktail. This cocktail consis...  Read more

Lower Cholesterol - How to Use Dietary Fiber to Lower Cholesterol

Do you have high cholesterol? Increase your fiber! Do you have high blood pressure? Increase your fiber! Are you overweight? Increase your fiber! What is it with fiber (also known as roughage)? It seems to play a role in just about all ou...  Read more

Top 10 Foods To Lower Cholesterol - #10 - Dark Chocolate

From www.realage.com/heart-health-improve-chole
sterol/foods-to-lower-cholesterol?eid=
1010681409&memberid=12711031 If you have unhealthy cholesterol levels (or want to prevent them), one of the first things you should examine is your di...  Read more