Category Archives: Cholesterol

23 Heart-Smart Salmon Recipes

Though the glaze on the salmon contains maple syrup, the sweetness is mellowed by spicy garlic, cumin, and mustard. Combine that with tangy pickled cucumbers, and you have a flavor-packed meal for 250 calories. Ingredients: Rice vinegar, sugar, English

Good Fats, Bad Fats: How to Choose

Eating fat can be heart-healthy if you pick the right kind. Too many of us cut fat willy-nilly and replace it with refined carbs, so we miss out on the benefits of healthy fats, says Suzanne Rostler, a registered dietitian

5 Foods That Lower Cholesterol Naturally

You’ve probably seen certain foods touted as helpful for lowering cholesterol. But how exactly are diet and cholesterol connected? Let’s back up for a minute. In case you need a quick refresher on cholesterol, we all have two natural types

17 Worst Habits for Your Heart

More than a minor annoyance, snoring can be a sign of something more serious: obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder, marked by breathing that is interrupted during sleep, can cause blood pressure to skyrocket. More than 18 million Americans adults


Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too much of the wrong kind, it starts to build up in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and

Heart Trouble? 15 Herbal Remedies to Avoid

What it is: The fruit of the palmetto tree (a type of palm tree), available as a capsule, liquid, or tea. What it’s used for: Primarily used to fight the urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate gland,

A Sample Menu for a Low-Fat Diet

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute created the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet especially for people with high levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol). Even though TLC was issued more than a decade ago, its recommendations still

What Puts You at Risk for High Cholesterol?

A bad diet is a sure way to spike your triglyceride reading.(ISTOCKPHOTO) Blood cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary artery disease and heart attack, so reducing your risk of high cholesterol is a worthy goal. However, the next time

How Cholesterol Affects Your Heart's Health

Too much LDL (bad cholesterol) can lead to fatty deposits in the blood vessels, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.Istockphoto When most people hear “cholesterol” they think “evil.” Like most things in life, the reality is more complex;

What Causes High Cholesterol? 4 Lifestyle Mistakes That Put You at Risk

The verdict: No biggie! If your clean-eating streak just went out the drive-through window, you can relax: “One bad meal isn’t going to undo 15 good meals you’ve had over the past days,” says Jennifer McDaniel, a registered


The 4 Week Diet