Author: Alexis

How to Make Simple Food Swaps for a Low Cholesterol Diet

  It is commonly known that there are many adults that have high cholesterol levels.   But not so well known, is that only one out of three has the condition under control.  While we actually need cholesterol in our body, it needs to be maintained at the right level. It is important to be aware of the dangers of having high cholesterol.  It is a life-threatening condition and people who suffer from high cholesterol levels are at twice the risk of suffering from heart disease than those who don’t. If you don’t manage the condition early, you could very...

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A Quick And Easy Supplement To Lower Cholesterol

  While the TLC diet can reduce your cholesterol, sometimes you might need a bit of extra help. This is where supplements can be useful. One way to lower cholesterol, and the amount of harmful LDLs is by incorporating the right kinds of fiber into your diet. And one of the best types of fiber you can take is psyllium. Psyllium is a soluble viscous fiber mostly found in whole grain foods. Many tests have been done on the benefits of psyllium with positive results. The tests have shown that taking 5 to 15 grams a day decreased the...

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What You Can Eat On The TLC Diet

  The TLC diet is based on consuming a wide variety of different foods. In doing this, you will get a proper ratio of nutrients to fuel your body effectively. Food choices are not restricted as such, but should be eaten in certain amounts. These amounts are a percentage of your total calorie intake for each day. Here is a breakdown: Saturated fat – less than 7 % of total calories Polyunsaturated fat – up to 10 % of total calories Monounsaturated fat – up to 20 % of total calories Carbohydrate – 50 % to 60 % of total...

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The Best Way To Track Cholesterol Improvements

  One of the most crucial parts of lowering your cholesterol is keeping tabs on your levels. It’s as important to check your cholesterol levels as it is to eat the right foods and take the right supplements. If you don’t know if your diet is working, you may be at greater risk of heart attack and stroke as the clock ticks. It’s very possible that you could be trying out the wrong things in your new diet. As a result, your LDL levels may actually be increasing. Checking your own cholesterol is more cost efficient and quicker than...

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All About Cholesterol And Why You Actually Need It

  For the past few decades or so, cholesterol was always seen as the enemy. It has been the source of blame for many things including heart failures. People have grown to fear cholesterol, and the rule everywhere was to keep it as low as possible at all costs. There are certain studies which now claim that cholesterol should not be demonized. But, it should still be monitored to ensure that your body has the right levels for good health. And here’s a little surprise…you actually need cholesterol in your body! Essential to life and needed by cell membranes...

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