Articles tagged with: cholesterol

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 28 March 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: bran, breakfast, breakfast cereals, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, constipation, fibre, healthyeating, oat bran, water, wheat 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 different ways in the body. At over 40 per cent fibre, wheat bran has the highest fibre content and is rich in insoluble fibre. It is a good choice for a healthy digestive system and is best at preventing constipation.

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: bran, breakfast, breakfast cereals, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fibre, healthyeating, healthyheart, wheat bran

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

A. Yes. Psyllium is very effective at lowering cholesterol, as it's very concentrated in soluble fibre (it contains around 8 times more than oat bran which hit the headlines some years ago for the same reason). Soluble fibre helps to lower cholesterol by binding to the ‘bad' cholesterol and taking it out of the body.

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 30 December 2013. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fats, healthy heart, oil, oliveoil

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 polyunsaturates (around 60 percent). Some oils have more monounsaturated fats like macadamia and olive oil, while others more polyunsaturated fats like the grapseed oil.

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

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: cholesterol, eggs, fat, healthy eating, healthy heart, heart health, super foods

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

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Eggs have long suffered under a cloud since the era of the 1970's. Yet they are a nutritious food, the only problem being that they have a high concentration of cholesterol. So everyone is keen to know how many eggs they can safely eat each week, especially those with high blood cholesterol or heart troubles.

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, dental health, drinks, healthy eating, heart health, milk, tooth decay

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

Everyone knows we need calcium to build strong, dense bones in our younger years so we can prevent the crippling bone disease, osteoporosis, later in life. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. It is a thinning and weakening of the bones due to loss of mineral-containing material and it affects one in two females and one
in three males over the age of 60.

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, calcium, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, dairy, eating plan, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy snacks, heart health, high cholesterol, milk

A day’s eating plan to lower your man’s cholesterol

With Father's Day, I thought it's appropriate to dedicate a post to men's nutrition. According to a recent newspaper article in the Good Food supplement of the Sydney Morning Herald, men like to eat steak, roasts, anything with chips, barbecued anything, curried anything and, of course, meat pies and sausages. But just because men like to eat it, it doesn't mean they should.

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, eating plan, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol

A day’s eating plan to lower your cholesterol

Eating for a healthy heart doesn’t have to be hours of hard work. You can use supermarket foods and mix and match these easily available items with fresh to come up with a day’s eating plan that’s healthy, easy and will help lower your cholesterol. I’ve put together a day’s eating plan for a busy working woman who needs to shed weight.

It gives you plenty of ‘heart protectors’ like fibre, vegetables, oily fish and sterol milk without overloading you with kilojoules (calories). It’s quick so you get more time to head out for a brisk walk or do a gym class which will greatly help your efforts both to lower cholesterol and shed those extra kilos.

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5 easy swaps to make your kitchen heart-friendly

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fibre, healthy heart, heart health, high cholesterol

5 easy swaps to make your kitchen heart-friendly

Troubled by high cholesterol? Or has your doctor said you need to get your cholesterol down? Before you start on medication, try my five easy swaps that will work painlessly with your body’s metabolism to get things lower. It’s not just a matter of buying skim milk and margarine. There are a whole range of foods that can actively help drive cholesterol down. Some block its absorption into the body, others help speed its exit so the end result is your blood levels drop.

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