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Reduce Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Reduce Cholesterol.

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Probiotics: A Billion Good Bugs

Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a...  Read more

No More Boring Oatmeal!

It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick...  Read more

Guide to Herbal Supplements

An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.   Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n...  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

Garlic: The Big Flavor with Benefits

Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits...  Read more

High Cholesterol Help Please
Updated 1/26/2015 1:01:53 PM

I went to the Dr and they told me I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 225. Any good suggestions on lowering it and what I can eat to lose weight and help with the cholsterol? Thank you April...  Read more

Fat loss happens all over; you can't spot-reduce.
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Fat loss happens all over; you can't spot-reduce. Everyone loses fat at different rates and in different ways. Maintain a sensible diet with plenty of protein and fresh produce, whole wheat instead of white. Cardio + weight training. Lift Heavy!...  Read more

any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm o
Updated 1/25/2015 11:54:56 AM

any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm only 24 but have extremely high cholesterol levels. My doctor prescribed 2 medications but I want to try to get the levels down on my own first because of all of the possible side effects of the meds....  Read more

I'm 63 years old, have high cholesterol and about
Updated 1/4/2015 11:50:22 AM

I'm 63 years old, have high cholesterol and about 25 pounds overweight. I work at hospice on night shift. It's so hard to eat right at night and I'm too tired to exercise. Anyone was to be my buddy? I know all about dieting and exercising. I...  Read more

Need some advise on how to reduce my blood pressur
Updated 12/28/2014 1:32:14 AM

Need some advise on how to reduce my blood pressure....  Read more

Lower Your Cholesterol

You can reduce cholesterol content in your blood by eating a handful of pistachio nuts...  Read more

Dieting or just need more fiber?

Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero...  Read more

SparkGuy's Savings Jar Club

For anyone looking for motivation to save money/reduce debt. See message board in Other Groups Forum by the same name for more info - happy savings!...  Read more

We Tried It: Pasta with 20 Grams of Fiber!

In honor of National Noodle Day, we're bringing you a review of some noodles you might not have seen on your supermarket shelves. Let me first reveal three personal facts about myself: I'm incredibly skeptical, I'm mildly obsessed with fiber intake,...  Read more

Green Tea Benefits: Fact vs Fiction

More than likely, you have heard the health claims about green tea. Perhaps you have seen products containing green tea extracts on store shelves and read the claims of antioxidant benefit. You may also have read reports that green tea makers are in...  Read more

Mission: reduce cholesterol

Last week, I got a call from the doctor's office telling me that I have high cholesterol. It was a real shock. I knew that my total cholesterol was up last time I had a blood test, but the doctor said that my HDL ("good" cholesterol) was high, so the...  Read more