Keep Your Cholesterol Healthy!

August 01, 2013

Approximately one in every six adults—17% of the U.S. adult population—has high blood cholesterol! We're also seeing a sharp rise in children with high cholesterol.

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New on YouTube: Apples Can Lower Cholesterol Levels

June 27, 2013

It's true, apples can actually lower your cholesterol levels. In this week's featured video, Peter gives a detailed report on how and why apples are considered the healthiest fruit for your cholesterol levels.

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Pomegranate Juice

February 28, 2013

Pomegranates aren't as well known as their fruity counterparts, but when it comes to healthy benefits they're in a league of their own!

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Good Cholesterol

July 05, 2012

We hear a lot about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol ... but just what is good cholesterol good for?

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The Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

March 22, 2012

Pomegranates are not as well known as their fruity counterparts, but when it comes to healthy benefits they are in a league of their own!

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Helping Your Children with Weight Control

January 04, 2012

Childhood obesity has more than tripled since 1980s, by 1980 1 in 3 children and adolescents were overweight or obese. The childhood obesity problem in this country is skyrocketing out of control and causing serious danger to our children's health!

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New on YouTube - Fruits to Lower Cholesterol

November 17, 2011

Peter's talks about the best fruit to help lower bad cholesterol levels in his new YouTube video!

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Trans Fatty Acid

October 05, 2011

Recent research shows that trans fatty acids are at least as dangerous when it comes to clogging arteries as saturated fats. The acids raise LDL, the bad kind of cholesterol, and lower good cholesterol levels. Statistics show that Americans eat 12 to 14 percent of their calories in the form of saturated fat; and as much as 3 percent in the form of trans fatty acids!

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New on YouTube - Lowering Cholesterol with Food

July 27, 2011

Keeping cholesterol in check is vital to good health.

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Whole Grains: The Real Stuff

June 02, 2011

Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy nutrition program. Often referred to as the 'Staff of Life,' Whole grains offer a broad spectrum of essential minerals, such as magnesium, selenium, copper, and manganese. And that's just for starters...

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The Good Cholesterol

May 03, 2011

High HDL cholesterol could help fight Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers at Columbia University’s Taub Institute, studied 1,130 older adults to examine the association of blood lipid (fat) levels with Alzheimer’s disease and found that high levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, were associated with a decreased risk of the disease.

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Meat and Cholesterol

April 26, 2011

Diet is the best place to begin controlling cholesterol levels, and much research has indicated that replacing meat with fish or plant protein offers positive results. Yet many people enjoy and want to include meat in there diets. It s important to remember that fatty meat has about the same amount of cholesterol as lean cuts, because the concentration of cholesterol in fat and lean tissue is the same, 20 to 30 milligrams per ounce.

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That Almond Appeal

March 12, 2011

Adding a few ounces of almonds to your daily nutritional regimen is easy, fast and tasty. It also comes with a growing list of healthy benefits, as more research underscores the positive effect eating almonds has on cholesterol levels, heart health, insulin balance and much more!

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Beef or Bird?

December 21, 2010

Is ostrich really better for you than beef? If pork is "the other white meat," think of ostrich as "the other red meat." According to many food experts, it's poised to become the world's most popular meat choice and for good reason.

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A Lifetime of Good Sight

December 16, 2010

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55. Due to aging baby-boomers, increased life-spans and heightened awareness of the disorder, the number of people affected is expected to almost double by 2020. Fortunately, we've learned a lot about what causes macular degeneration and some important preventative measures that can save your sight! Macular degeneration is caused when part of the retina - the interior layer of the eye that transmits light signals to the brain via the optic nerve - deteriorates.

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What's Good About Good Cholesterol?

October 14, 2010

Recently, high HDL cholesterol has been touted as a benefit in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. A recent study found that high levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, appear to help preserve mental function in older people.

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Are eggs all they're cracked up to be?

September 16, 2010

The average-size egg contains around 70 to 75 calories and has six grams of protein, the building block of muscle. Sounds good, so far! Not so fast, it also has 6 grams of artery clogging fat, plus 300 milligrams of cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends that most people consume a maximum 300 milligrams of cholesterol each day. This average egg also contains 300 milligrams of sodium!

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Fight Disease with Nutrition

August 26, 2010

Good nutrition is absolutely vital for fighting disease. Here are a few proven nutritional pointers that are guaranteed health boosters! Flaxseed has been shown to reduce the incidence of breast cancer and is a great source of soluble fiber. Consuming soy has been shown to reduce cholesterol and your risk of cancer.

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