Cholesterol – not an entirely bad guy
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Cholesterol – not an entirely bad guy

  Subject to several decades of bad press, we now know that cholesterol is not the one-dimensional dietary bad-guy it was once throught to be.  While it is never healthy to have high blood cholesterol, our bodies do need cholesterol for vital functioning. What , and how much? Cholesterol is a white waxy substance produced mainly by our liver. It...

The CalorieKing Cholesterol Guide

Cholesterol. It's in eggs. It's in meat. It's in your bloodstream right now. Should you be concerned or is all the fuss about nothing? Well, if your plan is to be healthy, strong and independent, even in your latter years, it's wise to understand how your cholesterol level affects your health. What is cholesterol? The word "cholesterol" can refer to...

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Get with the (blood) flow

  There’s a reason why you don’t pour vats full of fat down your sink; fat clogs up the drain and it shuts down. And that’s exactly what happens to your arteries when you overload them with “bad” fats; namely, saturated fat and trans fat. These types of fats cause a plaque to form on the walls of your arteries....

Chewing the Right Fat: Why omega-3 fats are good for your health

  We all know that consuming too much fat is bad for our health, but did you know that an essentially fatty acid called omega 3 is actually good for your body and wellbeing? Omega-3 fat is a form of polyunsaturated fat that helps to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and reduce the inflammation of arthritis,...

Antioxidants – nature’s little helpers

    Antioxidants play a vital role in the body to protect against the degeneration of cells. Research suggests that antioxidants help to protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. They may also help to delay the ageing process, reduce the formation of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and prevent the formation of cataracts. Putting out fires So how do antioxidants work?...