High Cholesterol

The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils

…your salads while others are better for cooking at high temperatures. As a general rule, here are the types of oils best suited for different uses: * For salad dressing, choose olive or flaxseed oil. Studies show that olive oil helps reduce cholesterol, so you’ll be supporting your heart health by adding…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

Need another reason to avoid cholesterol-lowering statins like the plague? Now, statins have been linked to cataracts. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied almost 6,400 patients seen at their optometry clinic from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking…

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The Whey to Good Health

…platelets and the risk of thrombosis, which can trigger both heart attack and stroke. The consumption of whey protein also helps reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol, increase the beneficial HDL form, and reduce triglycerides. * Osteoporosis: In addition to minerals necessary for bone growth, whey contains…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

In the 1980s, the big "discovery" was the importance of fiber in the diet. There were dozens of reports explaining how high-fiber diets could prevent heart disease, ease common digestive problems, and help dozens of other health problems. I'd like to add another key health benefit of fiber: weight loss…

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Vision Saving Foods

…spinach. It’s really unfortunate that eggs are often considered a high cholesterol food. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the medical profession still hasn’t fully accepted the fact that eggs don’t raise cholesterol levels and are, in fact, very good for you. I wonder how many eye problems…

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Go Nuts for Nuts

Many people assume that since nuts are high in fat, they must be unhealthy or they make you fat. Both of these assumptions are wrong. Research has shown over and over again that by simply eating nuts you can improve your blood-lipid profiles (cholesterol and triglyceride levels), significantly reduce…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…medical history and current condition, they might have any one of a long list of contributing problems. Examples could be the inability to process cholesterol correctly (which could range from genetic reasons to poor gallbladder function or some other digestive disease); a deficiency of vitamin E, folic…

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Chia Seed Berry Pudding

…plant-based sources of these fatty acids. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol. In addition, chia seeds are rich in fiber, with the 2 tablespoons in this recipe giving you 1/3 of your daily recommended fiber intake. Chia…

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