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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

Ok...so as my weight lowers I start my fear of los
Updated 2/18/2015 7:35:31 PM

Ok...so as my weight lowers I start my fear of losing weight. Not that I fear loosing weight itself, but last time I was small, I was battered, lost ro children and 1 murdered. I vowed I would never be battered again, even if I had to weigh 300# So...  Read more

New National Dietary Guidelines on Cholesterol
Updated 2/14/2015 9:30:56 AM

"A U.S. advisory panel reviewing national dietary guidelines has decided to drop its caution against eating cholesterol-laden food, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. At a December meeting, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee discuss...  Read more

Will Walking or Exercising Lower my Blood Sugar?
Updated 2/16/2015 9:43:52 AM

I got good news about my A1C yesterday. It went from 7.7 down to 6.5 224. I checked my BS after breakfast and it was 203. Yikes! I walked 20 minutes around Meijer. I've set a goal of 20 minutes per day of exercise, either walking or a video wor...  Read more

Lower stomach exercises
Updated 2/7/2015 2:47:22 AM

Does anyone know how I tone my lower abdoment. I am 54 years old, go for a 90 minutes walk each day, and do situps, squats and other forms of strength training but I just want to know is there a specific exercise I can do to target my lower abdomen...  Read more

Adding a daily sodium sugar and cholesterol goal t
Updated 1/31/2015 7:01:14 PM

Adding a daily sodium sugar and cholesterol goal total and remaining section to the botom. As it is you have to go in and look at each item you ate and add it uo yourself....  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