Friday, September 26, 2008

How to Lower Your Cholesterol With Better Eating

By Kate Stinchfield

About one in two American adults has borderline or high cholesterol levels, which increase one's risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.

Statins, medications that lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, are now among the most prescribed drugs in the country (and the world). But medication is only part of the solution: To keep cholesterol under control, maintaining a healthy weight and diet is just as important as taking a daily pill.

The guidelines for treating high cholesterol from the National Cholesterol Education Program recommend that patients try to lower their cholesterol through Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), which include exercise and a healthy diet, before starting a statin. Read more

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Search For The Anti-Aging Diet

New studies suggest healthy eating may add years to your life.
By Peter Jaret, EatingWell.com

"What's the secret to a long and healthy life?" When I asked my great-grandmother that question on the occasion of her 90th birthday, her answer took everyone by surprise. "I always make sure to eat the fat and gristle off meat," she said.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Eating healthy when dining out is getting easier...

By Stacey Colins

In the dining room's soft amber glow, dozens of patrons peruse the menu at Rock Creek restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland. From a health standpoint, making a smart choice is easy.

Watch your portion size and inquire about the nutritional content of your meal when you eat out.

Whether it's the slow-cooked salmon with sesame seeds, warm bok choy salad, and miso mustard dressing or the jumbo lump crab cakes with celeriac-apple slaw and lemon-caper aioli, each meal contains 600 or fewer calories -- nearly half the amount found in a typical restaurant entree.

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