Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Eggs are one of the most misunderstood foods because of their cholesterol content. But according to experts, eggs are actually nutritious and can be a good source of energy to boost your day. Eggs contain important nutrients that are linked to many health benefits. They are also a versatile ingredient and a breakfast staple in many … Continue reading Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

How low is too low? Lowering “bad” cholesterol by using medication could be bad for you, warn experts

Is there really “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol? The medical community has branded low density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol “bad” because high levels are linked to plaque buildup in the arteries, heart disease, and risk of ischemic stroke. However, a new study from Penn State University argues that LDL cholesterol is necessary in moderate amounts. LDL cholesterol … Continue reading How low is too low? Lowering “bad” cholesterol by using medication could be bad for you, warn experts

Reduce cholesterol and improve heart health with Indian gooseberry

A recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests supplementing with Indian gooseberry. It reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels – both of which are associated with the risk of heart disease. Indian gooseberry supplements help manage blood lipid levels Indian gooseberries are small, nutritious fruits that grow in India, the Middle East, and some countries in Southeast Asia. Known for being extremely sour, … Continue reading Reduce cholesterol and improve heart health with Indian gooseberry

How naturopathy helps with controlling cholesterol

Is cholesterol good or bad? Many people would answer “bad” without hesitation, and while too much of it can indeed cause problems, there is a lot of misinformation floating around about the topic. Cholesterol is not inherently bad – quite the opposite, in fact – and you don’t necessarily need to take risky medications to … Continue reading How naturopathy helps with controlling cholesterol

Diabetic? Eat more eggs

Many health-conscious people try to avoid eating eggs. The egg yolk, in particular, is notorious for having a high cholesterol content. It may seem logical to think that eating eggs will raise your blood cholesterol levels and therefore should be avoided. Eggs may even appear dangerous to people with diabetes who need to carefully monitor their … Continue reading Diabetic? Eat more eggs

Atlantic salmon found to decrease cardiovascular risk

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research examined the effect of salmon intake on lipoprotein particle size and concentration associated with cardiovascular disease risk. The study was carried out by researchers at Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, the University of Minnesota, and the University of North Dakota. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating fish at least twice a … Continue reading Atlantic salmon found to decrease cardiovascular risk

The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that spirulina is beneficial to people with diabetes. In this study, researchers from the University of Western Brittany in France explored the hepatoprotective, antihyperglycemic, and antidiabetic properties of spirulina. The researchers looked at the effects of spirulina supplementation on diabetic rats. They hypothesized that supplementation with spirulina could help treat diabetes and … Continue reading The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

Study: Intermittent fasting can BOOST heart health and improve your overall well-being

Diet trends come and go, and many of them ultimately prove to be little more than a passing fad. However, one new way of eating that is getting a lot of buzz – intermittent fasting – has a lot of value and could well become the future of healthy eating. Not only can it help … Continue reading Study: Intermittent fasting can BOOST heart health and improve your overall well-being