Although there isn't a lot of evidence that suggests that consuming soy can directly lower your cholesterol, soy protein is the perfect alternative to animal meats, which could increase your lipid levels. Soy is chock-full of protein and low in fat, making it the perfect go-to ingredient when you want something filling to eat, but will not greatly affect your cholesterol levels. These healthy tips will show you healthy ways to include soy protein in your low cholesterol diet.
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Getting a cholesterol test isn't as rigorous as other tests -- in fact, all it requires is a little bit of your blood. However, you might agree that the hardest part of the test is the fasting beforehand -- especially if you have an appointment late in the day. Do you really have to abstain from eating before getting your cholesterol checked? This article will tell you which lipids on your profile are most affected by not fasting before your test.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new combination cholesterol-lowering drug that consists of Zetia (ezetimibe) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) rolled up into one pill. The new drug, Liptruzet, is a once-daily dose that will be used to lower LDL cholesterol levels in individuals with primary or mixed hyperlipidemia in conjunction with lifestyle modifications, or in individuals with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia along with other treatments.
Manufactured by Merck, Liptruzet will be available in pharmacies next week.
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TLC, or therapeutic lifestyle changes, are important ways you can help get your cholesterol levels on the right track -- especially if there are some bad habits you could stand to change in your life. Do you smoke? Are you one of those individuals that usually selects the bag of chips -- instead of an apple -- for your snack at work? If so, these unhealthy choices could be doing damage to your heart health. This article will show you which unhealthy habits in your lifestyle could be affecting your cholesterol.
Beans contain a variety of healthy nutrients - not to mention the high fiber and phytosterol content that can help keep your cholesterol levels healthy. The trick some people have is including them in their diet without their meals getting too boring. This article will show you the many ways you can include beans in your heart-healthy diet so that you get the benefits of this nutritious food, without growing tired of them.
Yoga has been around for centuries and has been used in Eastern medicine to treat a variety of health conditions. Although yoga is mostly used today as a form of low-impact exercise, research studies have discovered that yoga may still have a place in treating a variety of medical conditions. These studies also indicate that yoga may be able to help keep your cholesterol levels in check. This article will give you the skinny on whether or not yoga really works in keeping your cholesterol levels healthy, and how to learn more about this meditative form of exercise.
When you think about healthy sources of protein to include in your diet, fish is often an afterthought. However, fish can be incorporated into many dishes in your heart-healthy diet. Not only is fish lean, some sources of fish may contain a healthy fat, called omega-3 fatty acid, that can help keep your triglyceride levels healthy. This article will show you some of these healthy ways you can include a variety of fish in your meals, as well as some recipes to try.
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Who doesn't like drizzling a little mustard on their food or adding mayo to their sandwich every now and then? Unfortunately, some of the condiments added to your foods can heap on extra calories and fat to your foods. The good news is that there are many condiments you can add to your foods to give them a little extra boost in flavor -- without affecting your efforts to keep your cholesterol levels in check. This article will show you which condiments won't add a significant amount of fat to your diet -- and which condiments you should use sparingly.
High cholesterol levels may be an important risk factor in determining heart disease. A blood cholesterol test is important in detecting high cholesterol levels as well as your risk for heart disease. Have you gotten your cholesterol checked lately? If not, you should know that getting your cholesterol checked is very easy and quick. Additionally, it is also very easy to prepare for. This brief article will give you some tips before taking a cholesterol test.
Medications needed to lower your cholesterol can be expensive - and the expense for your medications can multiply if you are taking drugs to treat other chronic health conditions. Sometimes, it might seem like a good idea to cut your cholesterol medications in half to save on your monthly bill to the pharmacy - but can this be done? This article will tell you which pills can be split in half, and which ones you should leave intact.
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