cholesterol

Why Even Natural Butter isn’t Better

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It’s come to my attention that Americans ate 5.6 POUNDS of butter in 2012 – marking a 40 year high consumption rate, according to the American Butter Institute. Ok, I’ll give it to you. If you ditched butter for the “healthier” margarine (which now we know isn’t true), and are now going for the real deal, good for you. But that butter is adding 243mg of cholesterol per stick into your diet. And if you’re one of the Americans eating nearly six pounds of it a year – that adds up to over 1360 mg of cholesterol JUST from the […]

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The Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Connection

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Alzheimer’s affects nearly five million people each year, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In the past month, researchers have covered several new findings about how the body responds and may even prevent the disease from happening. Just this week, a study published in the JAMA Neurology found a connection between high LDL and low HDL cholesterol levels and the presence of Alzheimer’s or dementia. About a fourth of our cholesterol levels reside in our brains, however it’s still not clear why the connection exists. “Among the subjects, with an average age of 78, having high levels of LDL-C “bad” cholesterol […]

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Berry Up Your Diet

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I love berries. I could eat an entire bowl, case, truckload of berries if left to my own devices. What makes it even better – is that they are so good for you! WebMD posted an article saying if you only change one thing about your diet this summer, berry it up. So why all the fuss? Whether it’s blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries, these fruits are rich in antioxidants and fiber. Antioxidants are believed to help prevent tissue damage and even some age-related illnesses. Fiber of course helps regulate your insides, but it can also help keep cholesterol low; which […]

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