A 12-month study shows that daily consumption of apples can help to lower cholesterol. The study reported in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) was across 160 women who were assigned to one of two groups. The first group was fed 75g of dried apple every day, and the other control group was fed other dried fruits. Regular testing of individuals in both groups at intervals of three, six Read more…..
A change in lifestyle can help maintain your blood levels and keep you in optimum health. Stress, unhealthy eating habits and vices are some of the common causes of health problems. You can take control of your health by simply managing these factors. One of the many things you can easily control is your weight. Obesity is the number one cause of heart problems. You should make sure that you are always within the recommended Read more…..
If you are willing to make the effort you can create positive changes in your current lifestyle that really maximize your health, boost your energy and decrease your cholesterol count. All of this is possible and it is done through natural, inexpensive choices. Your Diet Can Help You to Maintain Lower Cholesterol Without Medication. Let’s begin with your diet and determine what needs to be changed in order to bring your cholesterol levels back into Read more…..
Since the foods we choose to eat are the root cause of high cholesterol levels in most people who have this problem, eating lower cholesterol foods is one way to maintain lower levels of cholesterol and manage the proper balance of LDL and HDL levels in your body. Therefore it is important to know which foods can increase or decrease your cholesterol levels. Knowing a little about the fats you consume is a big step Read more…..
An effective way to naturally lower cholesterol is through exercise. Exercise is known to help considerably with weight loss, and many overweight people typically have excess LDL cholesterol levels. Exercise also has the effect of promoting circulation which helps to clear deposits that may have built up in the blood vessels. Research has also shown that exercise can increase the level of HDL (the good cholesterol) in the body. There seems no doubt in the Read more…..
In understanding the right foods for lower cholesterol we need to also understand which foods have high cholesterol levels and therefore should be avoided or minimized in our diet. The main food sources of dietary cholesterol are animal and dairy products. The fats within these foods contain considerable cholesterol and should therefore be minimized or taken sparingly. But it is important to remember that not all fats are bad, and we must have some fats Read more…..
There is one common conclusion from the many studies that have been done worldwide on maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and that is properly selected diets lower cholesterol levels. In fact the right informed dietary choices have a significant effect on lowering your cholesterol levels and influencing your state of health. There are a number of ways to consider your dietary approach to lowering cholesterol: Choose lower cholesterol foods – by choosing foods with less cholesterol Read more…..
Is there a particular approach to diet that lowers cholesterol. Or is the only practical way to lower cholesterol through prescription medication? These are important questions to answer so that you can decide how best to manage your cholesterol levels. For many of us when we were young we exercised often and exercised little control over what we ate. Our metabolism worked well and we were typically very active with various sports and regular activities. Read more…..
To maintain a healthy heart and body, eating foods which lower cholesterol is an important choice you should make. Since cholesterol in your diet is primarily from animal products, dairy products, trans fats, processed and convenience foods these are the obvious foods to avoid or minimize in your normal diet. Apart from avoiding high cholesterol foods there are foods that can actually help to reduce your cholesterol levels. Some may counter the effects of excess Read more…..
Most of us are aware that one way to prevent heart disease and other severe health problems is to ensure that our cholesterol level remains low. Learning how to manage and lower cholesterol by diet is of prime importance to us all if we wish to remain healthy. There are a few different things which can lead to dangerous cholesterol levels, for example, your weight. Being overweight or obese is in itself an unhealthy condition, Read more…..
The fact that you are reading this means that you already understand how lower cholesterol can be a major contributor in improving your health and well being. What you may need help with is understanding how lower cholesterol levels can be attained, managed and controlled. As you may already be aware increased LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) is one of the major risk factors for vascular disease leading to heart problems and stroke. There are Read more…..
Cholesterol is vital for one’s health, but inappropriate lifestyle habits can create high cholesterol risk. It is important to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol such that your HDL level reaches at least 60 mg/dL and your LDL level is kept beneath 100mg/dL. High levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, will lead to vascular disease which in turn can cause heart and stroke problems. Some people may find it difficult to lower cholesterol levels particularly if Read more…..
The health and quality-of-life benefits of focusing on lower cholesterol levels need to be reinforced. In the USA more than 100 million people of the 300 million population have total blood cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL putting them at considerable risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact 800,000 deaths annually in the USA are attributed to the consequences of vascular diseases. Cholesterol plays an important role in our body in maintaining our state of health. Read more…..
Studies have linked insufficient iodine levels to not only thyroid disease, but a host of other diseases including fibromyalgia, and breast, prostate and other cancers. With the diminishing nutritional quality of our food supply, and toxins and pollutants we are exposed to daily, it may well be that to get sufficient levels of iodine in our body requires iodine supplements. At a 2010 medical conference known as A4M, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (a Read more…..
Iodine is not just important for the thyroid gland. Although, many people, including doctors, believe that the function of iodine is simply to be used by the thyroid gland to produce hormones, and that iodine supplements are not needed because the body needs such a small amount of iodine. Iodine is present in all our body’s organs and tissues. A diet containing sufficient amounts of iodine is necessary to support and maintain whole body iodine Read more…..
Iodine plays a major role in maintaining your general state of health, as well as a role in preventing various types of cancer, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Iodine supplements can also reduce your risk of uptake of radioactive iodine that may be present in the environment. My belief is that most of the population today has insufficient iodine in their body and in their diet. Iodine insufficiency has become a problem. In Read more…..