Archive for the ‘Cholesterol’ Category
Grains, fruits and vegetables are foods that have no cholesterol. The fish tend to have some cholesterol, but the meats are especially dangerous for people suffering from this condition. And if you just want to take care of your overall health by preventing heart problems, eating foods low in cholesterol is the answer.
If you want to be without risk for heart disease, these are low-cholesterol foods you should eat.
Vegetables and fruits. Not normally have no cholesterol because this only comes from animal products leaving. You can substitute a little meat, eggs and milk with these options, in addition to having many options to try, tasty, easy to prepare and very good for every aspect of health.
Grains and fibers. Cereals, grains and pastas are good for dieting because they have too much cholesterol, they may have no cholesterol, plus fiber, which will give you good energy and maintain a healthy weight, except for some like bread. Read the rest of this entry »
The dangerous connection between smoking and high cholesterol level has been researched for many years. It is known that the activity of smoking will contribute on the rising of the cholesterol level—it will increase the Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) levels—the bad cholesterols—and decrease the High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)—the good cholesterols—levels that are certainly dangerous for your health. Smoking will disturb the fat metabolism and endanger the heart and the blood vessels.
Sadly, the danger of high cholesterol is not merely for the active smokers, yet, it also threats the passive smoker. In 2008, M. Maria Glymour, ScD, from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts found and published her 9 years research on 16,000 healthy women and men in USA. Glymour found that if you did not smoke, but your spouse did smoke, then you had a 42% increase in your chance of having a stroke.
If you are a former smoker, living with a smoker now, you experience a 72% increase in your risk of stroke, when compared to former smokers living with non smokers now. Apparently, if you are already suffering from high cholesterol, then being a passive smoker; breathing in someone else’s smoke could be really dangerous to you. You better stop smoking now, if you are active smoker.
After knowing the dangerous connection between smoke and high cholesterol, you know that your smoking habit will not only endanger your life but also the life of other people who inhale your smoke passively.
Cholesterol is essential for our body to function, but the key is kept within normal values. There is a “good” cholesterol (HDL), athletes usually high in people who did not smoke, and a “bad” cholesterol (LDL), high in hereditary cases or a high cholesterol diet, diabetes, kidney failure or who do not practice sedentary regular physical exercise. Here you can get some tips to solve this problem from their own diet.
Consume fat in moderation. This is achieved by avoiding excesses of foods such as butter, cheese, egg yolks, fatty meats and baked goods. Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats: olive oil-butter, whole milk for skim, red meat with lean meat or fish, cheese for whole-fat versions or fresh skinless chicken outlet, for whole-fat yogurt, etc..
Includes lunch and dinner vegetable, raw or cooked, accompanying a main dish of lean meat, also a side of rice, pasta, lentils, beans, beans or peas. For dessert, choose fruit, desserts, low-fat or nonfat yogurt. Read the rest of this entry »