You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably
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Conventional cholesterol tests don’t measure this high risk cholesterol particle, and that testing is absolutely critical if you have early heart disease. Learn how to measure (and lower) your own cholesterol numbers at home.
Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term
You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
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Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for
The management of cholesterol and cardiovascular (CV) risk has dramatically changed since the advent of statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor). In the past, patients had only diet and exercise to lower lipid levels. Now, with widespread use of statins, the “knee-jerk” response to hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) has been statin use.
Looking for a way of reducing triglycerides and lowering cholesterol naturally? Consider the orange peel! D-limonene, the essential oil extracted from the rinds of citrus fruits, provides these and other amazing health benefits.
Because of their pleasing aromas and sweet flavors, regularly eating citrus fruits is certainly a great way to improve your triglyceride and cholesterol numbers. But, which citrus fruits work best to achieve the health benefits?
Your body needs cholesterol for building cell walls, digesting fat, and controlling certain hormones, but too much of it can raise your risk of heart disease. While you can’t control some high-cholesterol risk factors (for example, heredity and age), you can help manage your cholesterol with a healthy diet.