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How Cheese Lover Bianca Acebron Peco Lowered Her Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:04
When Bianca ­Acebron Peco was told she'd have to drop her favorite food group, forever, she was devastated. "I'm a cheese-a-holic!" says the New Hampshire resident. Unfortunately, cheese and her other go-tos, ice cream and milk, are often high in saturated fat—something that people with high cholesterol may need to limit. And in 2011, at age 19, Bianca found out she had high cholesterol.

10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:13

There's no magical food to keep your heart healthy, but there are a lot of foods that can help—including these foods that help lower your cholesterol. In addition to cutting back on foods that can raise total cholesterol and getting enough exercise, make sure to eat more of these foods that improve your cholesterol profile by raising "good" HDL and/or lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. These foods include some old standbys, such as oatmeal and fruit, plus a few surprising foods that can help lower cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

What You Can Do to Raise Your Good HDL Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:17
It’s important to know your level of HDL cholesterol. All adults should have this checked every five years along with their lipid levels (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides). High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is “good” because it carries excess cholesterol away from your arteries to your liver, where it’s cleared from the body. When HDL falls to 50 mg/dL or lower for women or is ≤40mg/dL for men, it signals an increased risk of heart disease. Levels of ≥60 mg/dL may be protective.

Myths to Avoid When Eating a Low-Cholesterol Diet

If you're one of the 30 million American adults with high blood cholesterol, chances are you've talked with your doctor about how to lower it. Maybe you're working on making new and healthier food choices. That's great! Changing your diet can be a great way to reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease. Just make sure you don't let old myths and misconceptions get in the way of your new heart-healthy plan. Here's a look at the facts—and the fiction—to help you start eating a low-cholesterol diet.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:07

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:20

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan.

7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:31

It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 1,200-calorie meal plan.