5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

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Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Posted by Aaron W.

Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

% of Adults, Adolescents, Children Overweight

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The trend of overweight individuals in the U.S. has risen significantly over the past 40 years, see the statistics gathered by the Census Bureau for yourself.


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I hope you find this blog helpful and easy to use, and I hope you can use it to improve upon you own health. Take on your own health!

4 Keys to Weight Loss

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The National Weight Loss Registry has comprised a list of 4 keys to weight loss, based off their study of over 5,000 participants who have lost weight (over 30 lbs) and kept it off (at least 1 year).

6 Diet Foods to Avoid

Posted by Aaron W. On 12/14/2010
From: Cleveland Clinic

Are you losing energy without losing pounds? Learn why healthy eating habits trump claims by diet food manufacturers.

Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? That can happen when you follow claims and promises made by diet food manufacturers rather than sound nutrition principles.

If you want to maintain a healthy weight or shed pounds, Cleveland Clinic dietitians recommend avoiding these 6 kinds of “diet” foods and snacks:
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  1. Drinks with calories. This includes many vitamin drinks that are loaded with various types of added sugars. Choose drinks that contain zero calories.
  2. Store-bought smoothies. Before you order that smoothie, check the calories; some smoothies contain up to 1,000 calories and use ingredients only a world-class bodybuilder would need!
  3. Trail mix. If the mix contains yogurt-coated ingredients, it probably has partially hydrogenated fat (trans fat). Trans fat has been shown to decrease your good cholesterol and increase your bad cholesterol.  You’ll do better making your own trail mix with peanuts, walnuts, raisins and chocolate bits that are at least 70 percent cocoa.
  4. Frozen diet entrees. These are typically loaded with sodium. And while they maybe be low in calories, they’re also typically low in nutrients (for example, refined grains may be used instead of whole grains).
  5. Fiber/protein bars. These bars are about two steps away from a candy bar! Skip the bars and fill up with an apple or another piece of fruit.
  6. Fat-free sweets. Fat-free cookies and cakes are deceiving.
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