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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

3 pounds and one size lower
Updated 3/19/2015 1:18:33 PM

Last week was spring break. I went to my mom's. I had a plan, brought my own food, workout stuff and a goal not to let her mess me up. I bought jeans a smaller size at the end of the week and weighed 3 lbs less. I worked out everyday, ate well and ha...  Read more

Sick of lower belly pooch!
Updated 3/10/2015 5:48:32 PM

I have been exercising regularly, both cardio and body weight exercises, I exercise mostly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. Sometimes I squeeze in a morning walk if I happen to be up early, which isn't often as I am just not a morning person. ...  Read more

I am looking for lower body strength training exer
Updated 3/5/2015 1:37:27 PM

I am looking for lower body strength training exercises for the very heavy. I am to heavy for squats and lounges as it puts to much pressure on my hips and knees. Any ideas that will be easy on the joints?...  Read more

exercise machines for the lower body
Updated 3/5/2015 1:40:37 PM

I am curious, when it comes to bikes, ellipticals, etc. what is the best one for the lower body? especially quads and glutes? the world of exercise machines leaves my mind completely boggled. and I have no idea how or where to find unbiase...  Read more

I'm sticking to the lower extreme of my calorie ra
Updated 3/3/2015 11:23:51 PM

I'm sticking to the lower extreme of my calorie range, and still gaining weight! I just don't get it....  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