1. Olive oil Numerous studies have shown that olive oil not only lowers LDL but also raises HDL. One study found that people who ate about 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day had lower LDL levels in just one week. Use it in garlic bread, salad dressings, in place of margarine, and in place of other oils when sautéing. 2. Nuts Enjoy nuts. They are packed with … [Read more...] about 4 Fatty Foods That Are Actually Good For Your Cholesterol
Myth: All cholesterol is bad The truth: "Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes" that has been around for at least 500 million years, says Jacques Genest, MD, a researcher in cardiovascular diseases at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center in Montreal. In other words, human life couldn't exist without it. That said, Dr. Genest adds, … [Read more...] about Myths and Truths About Cholesterol and Your Health
1. Drink orange juice Fresh-squeezed or straight out of the carton, orange juice can lower cholesterol. Participants in a recent study increased their HDL levels 21 percent and lowered their LDL/HDL ratio 16 percent by drinking three glasses a day for a month. … [Read more...] about 5 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol
1. Cabbage Cabbage is rich in powerful antioxidants. Try a red cabbage and kale salad, with garlic, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of orange juice. … [Read more...] about 8 Fruits and Vegetables That Help Prevent High Cholesterol
1. Cookies, cakes, other baked goods and chocolate Sweets and especially chocolate made with saturated or partially hydrogenated oils raise cholesterol. They all contain trans fatty acids. Opt for fresh fruits and dried fruits instead. … [Read more...] about 4 Foods That Raise Your Cholesterol to Try to Eat Less Often
So much of health is about decreasing stuff: weight, blood pressure, doughnut intake. But we want you to increase your healthy cholesterol (HDL) as much as possible, to at least 40 mg/dL, no matter your gender. Here’s why: Your body gets upset when culprits such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and those doughnuts damage the artery wall. To repair that damage, your … [Read more...] about What’s A Healthy HDL Cholesterol Level?
You've been hearing the message for years: For a healthy heart, you must cut back on butter, whole milk, juicy meats, and other saturated fat-packed foods. The logic: Eating saturated fat increases "bad" LDL cholesterol and leads to cardiovascular disease. But in recent years, a few researchers have pointed to an inconvenient truth: Some scientific studies have failed to show … [Read more...] about The Best and Worst Fats You Can Eat for High Cholesterol