Articles tagged with: cholesterol

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

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...

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?

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