Posts Tagged ‘lower cholesterol’

Another Study Supports the Mediterranean Diet

The New England Journal of Medicine, on Monday, released the results of a study that supports the heart health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. The study compared 3 groups over about 5 years. One group was given olive oil supplements, another group supplemented their diet with walnuts and almonds, and the third group, the control…

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Eat an Apple to Lower Cholesterol

A new report from “USA Weekend” who partnered with the TV show “The Doctors” advised eating an apple a day for 4 weeks may lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol. The article says that apples are a good source of soluble fiber, that being the main ingredient that helps lower cholesterol. Soluble fiber actually helps minimize…

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Cholesterol is good for you

There seems to be a growing trend in the debate about cholesterol and heart disease. We’ve been led to believe that cholesterol is bad. But what is cholesterol? According to the American Heart Association cholesterol itself isn’t bad. It actually keeps us healthy. It’s interesting to note that most of the cholesterol in our blood…

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Ways to Lower Cholesterol

There are various ways to lower cholesterol. It’s easier for some people than others. Some people are genetically disposed to having high cholesterol. Older people tend to have higher cholesterol than when they were younger. People who eat unhealthy diets and seldom exercise are more likely to have high cholesterol. The 4 basic ways of…

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Lower Your Cholesterol with Oatmeal

Did you know that eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol? It’s always nice when you can get benefit from eating more of something instead of having to give something up. Oatmeal is like a miracle drug. One and a half cups of oatmeal gives you about 6 grams of soluble fiber. Just add some fruit…

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Top 10 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Some foods are known to raise cholesterol. Some are known to lower cholesterol. Replace the bad foods with the good foods. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Most of us know unhealthy food when we see it. But it’s not so obvious which foods are really good, especially when it comes to reducing…

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Easy Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Here’s a good strategy. If you want to lower your cholesterol levels start with the easy ways. You’re more likely to continue with these good habits because they’re easy. Easy Way 1 Eat a cup of oatmeal most mornings for breakfast. I use the steel cut oatmeal. It comes in the large round cardboard can.…

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What I’m doing to Lower My Cholesterol

A few years ago my cholesterol level was in the mid range between 200-240. It was 204 if I remember right. Recently I discovered my level is in the high range. It’s about 243. It’s time to make some changes. Over the past few years I’ve tried to eat healthier. I admit I haven’t tried…

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