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Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids in your bloodstream, and in every cell of your body. Your body produces it and also ingests dietary cholesterol from your food. Cholesterol is used to help form cell membranes, protect the nervous system and produce some hormones and Vitamin D.

Healthy Breakfast

Dairy Products for lowering cholesterol

Dairy products such as skim or low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese can be beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels. These products ...
The Right Protein

The Right Protein

When choosing what to eat for a Heart Healthy Diet look for high-quality lean protein, which is important for maintaining ...

Understanding Cholesterol Levels

You’re told by your physician you need to lower your cholesterol in order to live a healthier life. The blood ...
Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol Testing

What you need to know about Cholesterol testing Having your blood cholesterol measured is a relatively simple and inexpensive process ...
Keeping levels down

Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Steps you can take to keep your cholesterol level down. If you are trying to control you blood cholesterol level, ...
Healthy Diet

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet

The TLC diet is a low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol eating plan. The TLC diet is for anyone whose LDL is above ...
Facts about Cholesterol

Facts about Cholesterol

Cholesterol is found in meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products; no plant products contain cholesterol. Consuming saturated fats may also ...

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Breads, cereals, rice, pasta, and other grains, and dry beans and peas are generally high in starch and fiber and ...