I wonder what type of foods I can consume to lower my bad cholesterol.

I am a 20-year-old male and I am currently wondering what type of foods I can consume to help lower my bad cholesterol because I am constantly seeing commercials about this topic, and would love a legitimate answer! You would be young to have high cholesterol in your blood unless you have a genetic cause....

My husband is on blood thinners after angioplasty surgery. Is there a difference in Romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce?

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. In the discharge papers I had to look for the info that I found. Also I saw what they sent him on his hospital tray for meals. All the other information I got, I searched the Internet. It was so difficult due to the fact...

Which brand of margarine is best?

Which brand of margarine is best? I cannot recommend a specific brand to you. However, look for a margarine with a liquid oil as the first ingredient on the food label. Oils that are high in polyunsaturated fat are safflower, sunflower, soybean, corn, and cottonseed. Polyunsaturated fats help lower blood cholesterol levels. The margarine will...

I have cut down on as much fat as I can. What can I do to get my cholesterol down?

My question was over 1 1/2 years ago my doctor put me on medication because of my high cholesterol. It was 347. The doctor put me on Mevacor. It brought my cholesterol down to 189 along with going on a low-fat diet. Then the doctor changed my pills to Lescol and each time he...

What are considered healthy fats and what are the health benefits?

What are considered healthy fats and what are the health benefits? Healthy fats are unsaturated and come from vegetable sources (olive, peanut, Canola i.e. rapeseed, sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn), tree nuts, seeds, and avocados. Except for coconut oil, palm oil and macademia nuts are not as they are saturated fats. What that means is the...

How do you determine the saturated fat in broiling as opposed to other methods of cooking?

Because of high cholesterol and high triglycerides, I am trying to stick to a diet that is low in saturated fat. The other night I cooked 1/2 chicken breast. The nutrition book that I have shows that breast to have 250 calories and 3.86 grams of saturated fat. Unfortunately, the book does not tell...

Are eggs really bad for you because they’re high in cholesterol?

Are eggs really bad for you because they're high in cholesterol? I wanted to try that egg diet but was afraid of how many eggs it tells you to eat. Eggs are not bad for you, but egg yolks are high in cholesterol. The latest nutritional analysis by the USDA shows that a large egg...

If I eat two peanut butter sandwiches a week, would that affect my cholesterol?

Thank you very much for your kind and informative reply and it was quite fast too. Now encouraged by this, I have a couple of more questions. I have to watch my cholesterol and it goes up if I don't pay attention. My dad died of a heart attack when he was 52 years...

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol?

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol? My father died of a heart attack and my family has a lot of heart problems. I'm only 36 years old and I really like butter. Is it that important I use margarine because I don't use much butter at all on my food. Since I cannot recommend specific...

What are the benefits of a healthy diet in prevention of heart disease?

I am 14 years old and for my high school physical education class, I am researching for a 15-minute presentation on health. My topic is the benefits of a healthy diet. I was wondering if you could briefly name some of the benefits. Of particular interest was the prevention of heart disease. I once...

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