Articles tagged with: cholesterol

5 label claims you need to be wary of

5 label claims you need to be wary of

Do you check the label for fat before you buy? Or do the words “No cholesterol” or “Fat-free” persuade you that a product is healthy?  Maybe they shouldn’t! Here are the 5 most dramatic claims or tags that should set alarm bells ringing when you’re pushing that trolley up and down the shopping aisles. Here’s why I’m starting a campaign against these five food claims or tags.

9 September 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Coffee. How do you brew?

Coffee. How do you brew?

That first morning cup of coffee has become an integral part of our modern lifestyle. Whether it’s a peaceful cuppa before the...

13 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

A. All types of bran are concentrated sources of fibre, being the outer fibrous layers of a grain. They are all useful but act in...

28 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

A. Yes. The outer husks from the seeds of Psyllium (Plantago ovato) are effective at lowering both the total cholesterol and the...

26 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

A. All nut and seed oils give us the healthy fats important for keeping cholesterol in check. Grapeseed oil is a good oil, rich in...

30 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

A.  Eggs have long suffered under a cloud since the era of the 1970's. Yet they are a nutritious food, the only problem being...

14 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby