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Cholesterol Lower Resources

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Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

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

What Causes High Cholesterol?

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

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch...  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

Low Potassium Low Sodium Eating Ideas
Updated 5/17/2015 8:38:51 AM

Does anyone have great ideas on low potassium and low sodium eating? I'm newly diagnosed with kidney impairment and am feeling quite lost....  Read more

Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat
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Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat percentages. I don't think their body shape is attainable or desirable. I just want to be more healthy and feel good about my body; I'm trying to not be so focused on the scale....  Read more

I'm trying to find a protein shake or low calorie
Updated 5/14/2015 9:28:02 AM

I'm trying to find a protein shake or low calorie shake help...  Read more

Your daily calories seem low; if you put too much
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Your daily calories seem low; if you put too much stress on your body with a large deficit, it could end up backfiring and triggering a binge. Slow and steady is healthier for weight loss....  Read more

I'd like to eat snacks that are lower in fat and h
Updated 5/13/2015 10:38:00 AM

I'd like to eat snacks that are lower in fat and higher in protein, since fat is easy and protein isn't for me. When I look it up or get suggestions, I always end up with dairy or boring ideas (like plain or vanilla greek yogurt). Any suggestions?...  Read more

Turkey Stuffing and CHOLESTEROL

The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is...  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

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  Read more

5 Healthy Store-Bought Breakfast Foods for Kids

By Allison Baker, Family CircleThe right morning meal can boost your child's brainpower. Stock up on these ideas for busy mornings.Evol Breakfast Burritos Available at grocery stores, $3 Kellogg's All-Bran Original Cereal Available at grocery...  Read more

Fish Recipes for Heart Health

You're off the hook for dinner tonight, thanks to these delicious (and heart-healthy) fish recipes.Crispy Fish Sticks & Chili Dipping SauceMakes: 4 servingsPrep: 20 minutesBake: 10 minutes at 450 degrees F.Broccoli-Carrot SlawI...  Read more

Cholesterol Lower. WooHoo

I got the results from my blood work up. My cholesterol is 127. I am so happy about it. He still wants me to take my meds but only every other day. You have to understand that at one time it was 255. See why I am so happy. lol I also got into my...  Read more