Heart health and high cholesterol levels go hand in hand. High cholesterol leads to cardiovascular disease. But keeping a list of high cholesterol foods handy can help keep your cholesterol levels under control.
An easy way to pinpoint foods that will be high in cholesterol is to find the ones that are high in saturated fat and trans fats. Saturated fat can increase your levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. This can cause blockages to form in your heart’s arteries. The role of saturated fat in heart disease is currently under debate. For that reason, most nutrition experts recommend limiting saturated fat to 7 grams a day (or less).
The FDA banned trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils from the U.S. food supply because they have no nutritional value. Trans fats increase LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels while reducing levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Your total cholesterol is one of the vital pieces of information inputted into the heart risk calculator.
If you’d like to try limit these foods in your diet, here’s a high cholesterol foods list you can take with you on your next shopping trip.
Who doesn’t love cooking out in the summertime? It’s tough to beat a backyard barbecue, but it’s easy to let a backyard barbecue beat your diet down. That’s why you may be looking for some healthy grill recipes your entire family will enjoy.
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It’s hard not to think about summer without thinking about the grill. And if you’re looking for a healthy meal to down on your deck, grilled chicken can be a good choice. But we’re not talking about the grilled chicken recipes your mom used to make on Memorial Day.
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One of the first things you should do before sitting down to any meal is read. We’re not talking about the text or email you just got, we’re talking about labels. There’s a lot you can learn about the things you eat and it’s right in the palm of your hand. The nutrition facts label is packed with information.
The nutrition facts label can be a good guide if you’re trying to put together a healthy meal plan.
The label will help you track how much you’re getting compared to how much you should be eating. So, let’s take a look at some of the important things you can learn from the nutrition facts label.