Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
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
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
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 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
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
With some of SP recipes they say two eggs (omelette) . Now if you are tracking Cholesterol that puts you way over the top of your daily amount. This seems strange to me. Yes I know you can have one egg but that is not the point.
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SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c... Read more
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