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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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Tips On Healthy Cooking At Home

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Cooking a healthy meal requires one to make wise food choices!

Cooking a healthy meal requires one
to make wise food choices!

Cooking a healthy meal begins with one making the right food choices. The best of meals is comprised of organic natural foods and not the processed foods that people currently are so addicted to eating. The following are a couple of suggestions on how to make your meals a bit healthier.

Choose healthy substitutes. Learn to substitute unhealthy foods to health ones. For example if you are a die-hard fan of pizza, you can always whip up a healthier version of this Italian delicacy by using whole-grain dough for the crust and low fat cheese for the topping. Though all natural foods are good for you, but if you are trying to lose some weight, you could try cutting back on saturated fat like for example you could swap whole milk for skim milk and butter for olive oil. Additionally you could choose lean cuts of animal protein instead of the ones that are packed with fat. These tiny substitutions can save you a lot of calories!

Cook in bulk.  In order to stick to a healthy eating pattern, make it a habit to cook several portions of each meal and freeze of the excess for later use. This way your fridge is stocked up with healthy foods and helps you to avoid munching on junk instead.

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Cut out Trans fats And Saturated Fats From Your Diet

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Saturated and Tran Fat raise your cholesterol levels!

Saturated and Tran Fat raise your
cholesterol levels!

Limiting saturated fat and completely cutting out tans fat are the two things you should eradicate from your diet first when trying to eat healthy. Both of these fat sources increase your cholesterol level which also puts you at a higher risk for stroke and heart conditions. There are several ways through which you can cut back on these two fats.

Limit fats that are in solid state. Lay low on fats that at room temperature remain at solid state such margarine, butter or shortening. The only exception to a solid fat is coconut oil or coconut butter. So instead of butter you can switch to coconut butter. Coconut based fat actually help to lower cholesterol levels and also induce weight loss. Fat in animal protein too is solid fat so try to choose leaner cuts of whatever animal protein you prefer to eat.

Learn to read your food labels. Most processed or frozen foods have added saturated fat and trans fat in them. So be label-savvy and be wary of sneaky hidden fats that might be present in your choice of packaged food. Keep an eye for ingredients such as “hydrogenated oil” which is just a complex name for trans fat!

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Protein- The Macronutrient That Helps To Build Muscle Tissue!

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Protein is necessary for optimal health!

Protein is necessary for optimal health!

Protein is one of the essential macronutrient that is required by our bodies so as to allow it to develop and regenerate different tissues such as nails, muscle and hair.  Additionally it also aids in the sustenance of our brain cells.

Protein is accountable for approximately half of our body weight. It is comprised of various amino acids, but these amino acids can be classified into two main categories- non essential amino acids and essential amino acids. Focusing on non-essential amino acids, our bodies are able to produce these on their own, whereas when it comes to essential amino acids, these can be acquired only through foods.

It is also utilized to provide us with energy so that we are able to perform our daily activities with ease. Though, when it comes to protein being an energy provider, it is usually used by our body as the last source of energy. The body first uses up glycogen stores and once these are depleted it is then when protein is utilized.

There are several sources of food that have protein in them, such as fish, poultry , meat , beans, chickpeas, lentils, dairy etc. Our bodies need protein to able to produce amino acids. Within our bodies amino acids are needed to generate new proteins, and this specific kind of proteins is later transformed to hormones such as adrenalin.

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How Integrating Vegan Days Can Revive Your Health

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

Switching to a Vegan diet occasionally will do wonders for your health.

Switching to a Vegan diet occasionally will do
wonders for your health.

Animal protein surely doesn’t contain all the essential minerals and vitamins that are generally found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. It’s true that animal meat is the richest source of protein nevertheless, it is deemed best to give your body a break from digesting animal meat constantly.

It is especially wise to so now as during current times many animals are injected with various synthetic hormones. So if the animal meat that you are consuming on a daily basis is from an inorganic source, then it’s certain that you are inadvertently ingesting a lot of unhealthy hormones that can be really detrimental for your health.

Not eating animal protein from time to time and giving your body an occasional break from it can really prove to be beneficial for you. This practice will help augment your energy levels and additionally will also help you to get rid of the hormones, toxins and other harmful chemicals that might have settled in our systems.

Going vegan, will aid in detoxifying your body and this as a result will leave you revitalized. Why this is so is because, by going vegan for a short span of time your body will be solely getting its energy from nutrient dense food such as fruits and vegetables. These foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals and this consequently do wonders for your health.

 

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