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Lower Cholesterol Levels By Adopting These Habits

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

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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Why You Should Add Plant-Based Foods To Your Diet

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Plant=based foods are high in nutritional value and help ward off many health conditions

Plant=based foods are high in nutritional
value and help ward off many health
conditions

Plant-based foods are high in fiber, nutritional value and are very low in fat. The nutritional profile they encompass helps to enhance your mental, physical and organ health. These nutrients also aid in strengthening your immune system and help your body fight off various health conditions.

The best diet for preventing or fighting any of the serious diseases or conditions, is one which includes a high quantity of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes.  To truly benefit from these food sources, we need to eat them in their natural unprocessed form instead of the refined renditions that are found in most of the processed or packaged foods these days.

You can easily add many of the plant-based foods to your diets daily. Nutritionists advocate that we should aim to include at least 3-5 servings of fruit, 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of whole grains each day. As for non-plant foods, such as dairy and animal meat, dieticians suggest that they should form only 1/3 part of our diet. So bear in mind that you don’t need to become a complete vegetarian to avail the benefits that plant based foods have to offer.

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Why And How To Enjoy Your Whole-Grains

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Whole-grains are higher in fiber and nutritional value than processed grains!

Whole-grains are higher in fiber and
nutritional value than processed grains!

A high-fiber diet aids in lowering cholesterol levels and also offers you with nutrients that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and conditions. By choosing to opt for whole grains instead of processed flours, you’ll be able to meet your daily fiber requirements with ease.

Processed or refined foods have low fiber content, plus they are low in nutritional value as well. So aim to always opt for whole grains if you are looking to boost your health. There are several ways to include whole grains into your diet..

Have a whole-grain based breakfast better. For breakfast go for a whole-grain cereal or whole-grain based sandwich, cupcake, pancake or a muffin. Whole grain cereals have high-fiber content and are usually more delicious as well.

Incorporate it in your salads. Try adding boiled whole-grains to your salads to give it more texture and flavor. You can use corn, whole-grain pasta, quinoa, barley, wild rice or brown rice etc if you wish. These whole-grains are highest in fiber which helps to promote a healthy bowel movement.

Bake with whole-grain flours.  Instead of using refined flours for baking, substitute the processed flour for whole-grain flours such as whole-grain wheat flour, brown rice flour, quinoa flour etc.

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Watermelon – The King Of Summer Fruits

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Watermelon can help you attain healthy looking skin!

Watermelon can help you attain healthy
looking skin!

At the advent of the summer season, one fruit that you should all be enjoying amply is the watermelon. With its immensely juicy texture, watermelon tends to cool the body and hence is a truly refreshing fruit especially for the summers.

Watermelon offers you a wide range of health benefits. Firstly, it can help to improve your skin health and secondly it can really spike your energy levels. Additionally, it tends to pass through our digestive system fairly quickly and hence acts like a natural laxative. Due to this particular quality of this fruit, your body is be able to detoxify itself and gets rid of toxic waste quite easily.

Furthermore, watermelon is packed with fiber, vitamin C, citrulline, vitamin B6 and magnesium. What’s more is that it helps you lose weight as it is tremendously alkaline in nature and aids in balancing the bodies PH levels which consequently leads to fat loss.

Moreover, watermelon is rich in lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce the risks of different forms of cancers such as skin cancer, bowel cancer etc. Apart from that, lycopene shields your skin from sun damage, which as a result keeps your skin looking fresh and young.

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