Articles tagged with: cholesterol lowering

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Eat to beat cholesterol

When your doctor tells you that your blood cholesterol levels are too high, it can be a bit of shock. Often, you’ll be advised to go on medication called statins. These will reduce your cholesterol levels but for some people they do have side-effects. So, is there anything you can do to reduce your levels to avoid taking medication? The answer is “yes”. Take a look.

16 May 2018 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?

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

5 reasons why you must get enough calcium

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,...

24 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

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

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...

27 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby