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Lower Cholesterol Levels By Adopting These Habits

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Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

High cholesterol levels increases one’s risk of developing heart conditions, so it’s best to keep your cholesterol levels under check. Our unhealthy diets are the major contributors of high cholesterol and by eating the right foods you can actually lower your cholesterol.

Shun away saturated or trans fats. A diet that is high in saturated increases your LDL or also known as bad cholesterol, while a high count of trans fat in your diet will actually lower your HDL, also known as good cholesterol. This two edged sword will put you at great risk for various heart and liver diseases. Processed foods such as cookies, chips etc contain more saturated fat than natural foods such as meat, eggs etc. Also trans fat is only found in processed foods and nowhere in naturally occurring foods.

Eat a variety of organic foods.  To lower your cholesterol you need to opt for foods that are rich in fiber, protein, omega3’s. For instance you can add fruits, vegetables, lean animal protein, whole-grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to your diet. Some particular foods items that you should add to your diet include fish, walnut, oatmeal and olive oil.

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Coconuts Can Actually Help You Lose Fat!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Coconuts have the ability to actually induce weight loss!

Coconuts have the ability to actually induce
weight loss!

For years nutritionist held the view that coconuts were detrimental for your health. And that they had the tendency to make individuals gain weight. Well, it turns out that health experts were wrong all along.

Though coconuts contain a very high percentage of saturated fat, but the type saturated fat present in coconuts doesn’t get stored in our bodies as fat, rather it fires up your metabolism and hence encourages weight loss. The reason behind it is that the saturated fat present in coconuts, mainly is comprised of medium chain fatty acids as oppose to long chain fatty acids. Long chain fatty acids are the kind of saturated fats that cause weight can and health problems not medium chain fatty acids.

Masticating on coconuts comes with multitudes of benefits. It has shown to decrease cholesterol levels in individuals and in addition enjoying this fruit will give a glow to your skin and improve its overall texture as well. Plus, it will also do make your hair shinier and stronger. Furthermore, coconuts are packed with essential vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin A. They are also rich sources of amino acids, calcium and potassium, plus they are loaded with fiber.

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The Role Of Cholesterol And How Excess Of It, Can Harm Your Health

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Cholesterol is necessary for various body processes!

Cholesterol is necessary for
various body processes!

The infamous cholesterol is a kind of fat that is mainly formed by the liver and in order to aid the body with its various metabolic functions. In addition it also helps in the production of vital hormones and bile and also to help our bodies absorb vitamin D efficiently

When surplus cholesterol is existent in our blood streams, the extra tends to get deposited in various arteries, for instance the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are responsible for supplying our heart muscle with oxygen. Contraction of these very arteries is able to cause angina, clots that block other pathways to the heart, chest pain and clots that end up going to the brain, which can later cause a stroke.

As our bodies are able to produce cholesterol on its own, there is no need to indulge in foods that are loaded with cholesterol, as abundance of it simply leads to serious health conditions. Cholesterol levels can be determined by taking a simple blood test. It is a wise habit to keep a check on your cholesterol levels regularly as this will allow you to determine whether or not you need to make changes in your eating habits and your lifestyle.

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