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NEW THIS WEEK!

LDL is bad cholesterol that piles up in your arteries.
HDL is good cholesterol and helps remove LDL
Plaque accumulates in artery walls and when plaque clumps breaks they can cause clots.
Mayonnaise has gotten a bad rap over the years, but Mayo has good omega-6 fats, so if you are going to eat Mayo, eat the full fat Mayo...or make your own. Whisk together eggs, a dash of lemon or vinegar, then slowly whisk in oil. Add salt or mustard to taste.

4 Numbers You Need to Know

  • LDL Cholesterol - ideal is less than 100mg/DL
  • HDL Cholesterol - ideal is 60mg/DL or higher
  • Blood Sugar - ideal is less than 100 mg/DL
  • Blood Pressure - ideal is lower than 120/80 mm/Hg

Foods to help lower Cholesterol

  • Colorful Fruits
  • Colorful Vegetables
  • Avacodos
  • Weed out transfats and saturated fats
  • Eat more polyunsaturated and monounsturated fats
  • Avoid Grains and Sugars

Drinks to help lower Cholesterol

  • Green Tea
  • Tart Cherry Juice
  • Citrus Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
Drinking plenty of water will keep your blood ways clean.

Hazelnuts lower bad cholesterol and raise the good kind.

Fitness experts have listed the seven foods people need to be eating more of each week to ensure they stay healthy both inside and out.

The 7 foods are

  • Avocados
  • Oily Fish
  • Chia Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • Cheese
  • Nuts

Read more about this treatment at Daily Mail

Know Your Fats
Saturated fat: These fats are solid at room temperature

  • Meat (especially red meat, deli meats, sausages)
  • Dairy (cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk)
  • Baked goods (pastries, cakes)

Unsaturated fat: These fats are liquid at room temperature and considered a good fat

  • Oils such as... olive oil, peanut oil, avacado oil
  • Avocados
  • Most seeds and nuts

Polyunsaturated fat: Needed for body to function, since your body doesn't make it you must add it to your diet.

  • Fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring
  • Ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil
  • Unhydrogenated soybean oil
Source: heartfoundation.org.au

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