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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

High LDL Cholesterol, Should I be concerned?
Updated 6/23/2015 9:29:31 AM

I have high LDL cholesterol, and have for about 5-6 years. I am female. However, I am also only 19. My cholesterol first measured high at 13 or 14, and again at 15. At the time, I had been on crutches and inactive for nearly a year, and my pediatrici...  Read more

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The cholesterol and triglyceride numbers should improve with weight loss no matter how you get there. But generally plant based protein has much lower cholesterol than animal, so try to work that into your protein intake. But im sure you doc had rec...  Read more

ways to reduce water retention
Updated 6/12/2015 7:24:00 AM

I recently started working out 2 days a week. I know that doesn't sound like a lot but I've really been pushing myself for an hour those days. As a result, I've been consistently sore all the time. I've gained a few pounds (and my eating isn't out of...  Read more

Really?? My day's Coaching Tip is for reducing hol
Updated 5/31/2015 8:18:20 PM

Really?? My day's Coaching Tip is for reducing holiday stress b/w Turkey Day & New Years. Pleeeeeese. Anyone else lol?...  Read more

Started my journey at 106 kgs 2 years ago, reduced
Updated 5/28/2015 5:54:26 AM

Started my journey at 106 kgs 2 years ago, reduced to 80 kgs in 12 months. Held my weight for the next 10 months but gained 4 kgs. Decided to get serious 8 days ago, back to 80 kgs and falling. At 58 years old aiming for my first six-pack :)...  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

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