If you're trying to think of how to save money on your medications, you might think about is talking to your doctor about splitting your pills in half in an effort to save money on your pharmacy bill every month. Unfortunately, some cholesterol-lowering medications should not be cut in half. This article will go over some of the cholesterol drugs you can cut in half -- and which ones you should leave intact.
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Some would argue that the best part of any meal is the dessert that comes afterwards. But if you're watching your cholesterol levels, dessert may have been one of the first things crossed off of your "Foods I Can Eat" list. Even though you have to be careful about introducing too many refined sugar or saturated fat products into your cholesterol-lowering diet, there are ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without making a huge sacrifice. Experimenting with fruit, opting for low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, and these healthy recipes are a few ways to sneak a little dessert into your cholesterol-lowering diet - all in moderation, of course!
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Berberine is a chemical naturally found in some plants, such as the goldenseal root commonly found in your local health foods store. Used in Chinese and Indian medicine - and sometimes as a dye - berberine has been used to treat a number of medical conditions. There is also some suggestion that berberine may be able to help to keep your cholesterol levels in check. This article will show you how the evidence stacks up regarding the use of berberine in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, have been toted for their ability to lower triglycerides and reduce inflammation. Unfortunately, they have also garnered a reputation for some undesirable side effects, such as indigestion and the infamous "fish burp". This article will show you how to avoid some of the not-so-pleasant side effects associated with taking fish oil supplements.
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Tomorrow, don't forget to don on your favorite red apparel - it's National Wear Red Day tomorrow! Being diagnosed with heart disease can be a devastating point in anyone's life that requires many lifestyle adjustments. It can also be deadly. Heart disease is now the #1 cause of deaths in women - it even exceeds breast cancer!
Although American Heart Month is the entire month of February,National Wear Red Day is a day used to remind the women in our lives - mothers, sisters, wives, and friends - that they, too, can get heart disease and die from it. Additionally, it reminds women to take measures to prevent against heart disease. High cholesterol is the most modifiable risk factor for heart disease. There are no symptoms for it, so how do you know you even have it?
Get it checked. And don't forget to put on your red tie, red shoes, or your favorite red outfit to promote such a worthy cause.
Here are some ways you can help protect yourself against high cholesterol:
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The Super Bowl is almost here, and if you are hosting a party to celebrate your favorite team to victory, finding tasty snacks that will keep your party-goers happy and full can be difficult - especially if your or one or more of them is watching their cholesterol. The traditional appetizers seen at most Super Bowl parties - such as Buffalo wings, pizza, or sandwiches - can potentially heap on saturated fat and calories to your cholesterol-lowering diet. Luckily, there are a few tweaks you can make to these foods to keep their flavor, but make them less likely to increase your cholesterol.
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Did you know that heart disease accounts for more deaths in the United States than any other health condition? February is American Heart Month, so now is a good time to educate yourself so that you are not the next statistic of this devastating and increasingly prevalent condition.
High cholesterol is one of the most modifiable risk factors for heart disease. By addressing your cholesterol, you are one step closer towards lowering your risk for having a heart attack or stroke down the road. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check isn't too hard to do, and it begins with knowing your risks -- as well as making a few changes in your lifestyle. Here's how you can get started:
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Exercise is an essential component to any healthy lifestyle - including a lifestyle that entails lowering your cholesterol. But if you're always on the go, exercise may not be the first priority on your to-do list - in fact, there might be some days where it doesn't even make your daily list of chores. Fortunately, there are many ways to work exercise into your daily routine, and this article will show you some easy ways to do this.
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The word on the street is that phytosterols can help lower your cholesterol, and there are some studies showing modestly lowered LDL levels in those taking this product. Phytosterols are widely available in a variety of forms, which can give you a little flexibility in how you can obtain them. Vegetables, grains, nuts, supplemented foods, and supplemental pills -- while all contain varying amounts of phytosterols, which products are the healthiest choices? Although there aren't any studies directly comparing phytosterols found in foods verses those found in supplements, this article will guide you in the right direction.
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Selecting healthy foods to include in your low fat diet can get a little pricey -- especially if you also have a host of other expenses to content with. Luckily, you can prepare a variety of fresh, healthy meals without putting a huge dent in your wallet. This article will provide you with some healthy recipes to help you to create delicious meals without being out-of-pocket a lot of money.
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