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The Keys to Conquering Cholesterol

Do's and Don'ts for a Healthy Heart

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  • BILLTHOMSON
    Besides working on my high blood-sugar, I'm working on my cholesterol, what a challenge.
  • This is about the first article and read. My DH has his fathers GENES , his father was 60 when he died. He was very thin and agile, he never smoked but he did work in industry.
    DH and I have read this article I printed it and he read it and I think the article is still in his home desk drawer.
  • I am very thankful for this article.
    This is a very scary subject for me, with respect to family history!
    Blessings, each of you :)
  • there are times where we can eat all the healthy things which help keep cholesterol low and then something that we can not control comes in, our heredity. you just can not change what your family has given you
  • If these tips don't work--try what I do-- I follow a LCHF diet and my cholesterol went down 90 points in 2 months.
  • I was just reading the information in the reference section on fats and oils at http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/refere
    nce_fats.asp and it has olives listed in 2 different section in the chart at the bottom of that page. In the fruits & veggies section is states to only have olives 3 or 4 times per week, but in the fats and oils section it states to choose Olives and olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil daily. Not that it really matters to me since I don't eat olives, but that is a bit confusing.
  • I needed to see this again!
  • JUNEBUG_22C
    Some days you just can't win! BUT! Then there are OTHERS!
  • Much of the information in this article does not apply if you are a diabetic. Diabetics need to eliminate things like bread, rice, pasta, etc for being high carb foods.
  • I am disappointed in the continuation of pushing old ideas based on non-scientific "proof" -- correlations, at best... and most studies are male-oriented.

    New and REAL, proper scientific studies are actually disproving a lot of what you are touting.

    Please, please, PLEASE start looking into updated information!
  • It is impossible to limit your cholesterol intake to 300 milligrams a day. I workout 5-6 days a week, eat a high protein diet, and just a few eggs in my first meal of the day will blow that limit out of the water! So I'm supposed to eat healthy. people say eat chicken, beef, seafood. Guess what they're all loaded with cholesterol! So I don't care what this article is telling you to do. Easier said than done. It won't work. Even the cholesterol lower medications I take don't work. It is hereditary and I'm sick of the blood work telling me it is too high. It is what it is. The only way to keep your cholesterol intake under 300 mg is to starve yourself on a daily basis, and I'm not going that route. Fvck it I have to die someday anyway...
  • I have just received an email directing me to read this article - it's now Sept 2016. As others have commented months and months ago, this dietry cholesterol info is out of date yet Spark people are still pushing it. Guess we really are being advised by robots. So long SP, I wil be looking for a site involving humsns in its management.
  • I was going to say the same thing. The amount of cholesterol you eat has nothing to do with your cholesterol level in the blood... the newest and best research shows!
    But the amount of carbs, especially sugar carbs and/or bad fats do. No canola oil.
    Coconut oil, Olive oil, grapeseed oil,,,,, are wonderful!! and animal fat is not bad ......
    yup, the article needs updated for sure.
  • JMB369
    SPARK PEOPLE MANAGERS! This article contains OUTDATED INFORMATION. I have always recommended SP to my friends as a source of good information on nutrition and exercise. But you can't keep recycling the same old aetickes. Research continues and sometimes lead to radical changes in the conclusions. Eggs are okay! Meat fat from organic grass fed animals is okay. Canola oil is not okay. Grains and beans are NOT okay for everyone. Sugar and artificial sweeteners are bigger culprits than healthy fats. Sufficient high quality sleep may be more important to our health than diet and exercise. Please keep us current!

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