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 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...

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...

I have heard about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is.

I have been hearing a lot about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is. Is it the same as hydrogenated fat? Polyunsaturated oils that are hydrogenated can contain some trans fat, but it depends on the hydrogenation process that was used. Trans fat results when healthy polyunsaturated oil (soybean)...

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...

Is it good to have mushrooms when I have a cholesterol level of about 254?

Is it good to have mushrooms when I have a cholesterol level of about 254? I would be very obliged if you could kindly advise me on that. I am on a very strict diet now. My initial cholesterol LDL was about 268 and I have been able to lower it to 254. Please...

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...

What diet should I follow to gain weight without affecting my cholesterol?

Thanks again for the prompt reply and the very useful information. I liked your message especially because it is very encouraging. It suits my kind of age, health, and situation. We sometimes use olive oil too, but mostly Canola oil and some margarine (Canola oil or corn oil) only on Saturday and Sunday with...

My husband had a heart attack on Monday and angioplasty surgery Tuesday morning.

My husband just had a heart attack on Monday and had angioplasty surgery Tuesday morning. I brought him home and cannot find an appropriate diet for him based on the information on his discharge papers. It says no iceberg lettuce and no broccoli and just about everything I thought that you could eat isn't right....

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