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Reducing Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Reducing 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

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

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

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

So, test results bad. Cholesterol high, sugar high
Updated 2/6/2016 8:19:52 PM

So, test results bad. Cholesterol high, sugar high, iron in anemic levels. Grrrrr. Losing 10 pounds seems so irrelevant at the moment. :(...  Read more

I have to watch how fat and sodium and cholesterol
Updated 2/7/2016 8:34:02 AM

I have to watch how fat and sodium and cholesterol i eat? I am only eating about 550 calories aday and do exercise about 800 calories aday should ibe eating more? I do not seem tobe loosing anyweight...  Read more

Ive reduced my calories and have been exercising,
Updated 2/4/2016 8:00:58 AM

Ive reduced my calories and have been exercising, drinking a gallon+ water a day and I've GAINED weight. What am I doing wrong? Let me add I do work 3rd shift so my sleep schedule is horrible....  Read more

Have you been reducing your carbs? Most low carb d
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Have you been reducing your carbs? Most low carb diets are high(er) in fat, as you can only increase protein within reason. The max recommended is about 30%. So if you're only getting 20% of your cals from carbs, then half must be from (healthy) fats...  Read more

HELP!! So I have started to reduce my calories and
Updated 2/2/2016 3:50:11 AM

HELP!! So I have started to reduce my calories and will be going to zumba, but I want to get more cardio in. I dont feel too comfortable walking in my neighborhood. Any ideas of high cardio things I do??...  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

Kale Health Benefits

There's a reason why kale is all the rage--this powerhouse veggie is packed with nutrients that offer many health benefits, offering even more nutritional value than spinach.   Nutritional Value of Kale Kale weighs in at only 33 calories pe...  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

Reducing Cholesterol Naturally

Almost 50% of American adults have total cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dl, placing them at risk for cardiovascular disease elevated cholesterol is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease.1 Elevated cholesterol is also associated...  Read more

Reducing cholesterol without meds-- Dr. Fuhrman.

The safest and healthiest strategy for reducing cholesterol and preventing future heart attacks and strokes starts with eating a high nutrient, vegetable-based diet with plenty of raw and cooked vegetables. In particular, follow these 8 simple ru...  Read more