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Cholesterol Lowering Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Lowering.

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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

High Cholesterol Help Please
Updated 1/30/2015 9:21:29 PM

I went to the Dr and they told me I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 225. Any good suggestions on lowering it and what I can eat to lose weight and help with the cholsterol? Thank you April...  Read more

OK I have been lowering everything, including my s
Updated 1/26/2015 1:00:12 PM

OK I have been lowering everything, including my soda intake. Yesterday I didn't have any but I had to give in today to one. My head was pounding. I only had 12 oz but it stopped my head. I'm still winging myself off. It really upset me to give in...  Read more

any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm o
Updated 1/25/2015 11:54:56 AM

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

As to alcohol, hard liquor is usually lower in cal
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As to alcohol, hard liquor is usually lower in calories than anything else. Mix them with diet soda or I've seen "skinny girl" drink mixes around, which are lower calorie. My sister likes their margarita flavor....  Read more

Does your calorie range lower as you lose weight o
Updated 1/17/2015 12:19:08 PM

Does your calorie range lower as you lose weight on spark people? I'm new to spark so I don't know how this works. Thanks...  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

Garbanzo Beans Provide slow-burning energy and Sugar Balance

Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas, are medium-sized, round beans. They have no distinct flavor to me, but I drain them & add them to my salads because they are rich in protein & have heart protecting fiber, lower cholesterol,& lower blood sugar...  Read more

Cholesterol Support

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. ...  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

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

Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

The following is from the link below, and article entitled Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication by MARK HYMAN, MD I was listening to Latest in Paleo, Angelo Coppola's Podcast, which I recommend to everyone, he disc...  Read more

Eat To Live (Vegan Weight Loss-Cholesterol Lowering Yumminess)

My Breakfast most days An interjection into the Q & A session. While working the Just 10, I also ran into Eat to Live (all touted by Dr. Oz too). Eat to live is more than the 6 week - total vegan - no oil, very little starch challenge. It'...  Read more