Combatting Atherosclerosis With Good Nutrition

Word Count: 996 Summary: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances in your blood build up in the walls of your arteries. The process can begin when you’re a child, but it may not become a problem until you’re in your 50s or 60s. As this muck gathers in your arteries, it forms plaque. Plaque can clog or completely block arteries, cutting off blood flow to your heart or brain. That’s when you have a heart attack or stroke. Keywords: Atherosclerosis,nutrition,arteries,blood,cholesterol,fiber Article Body: Imagine hundreds of cars zooming down an eight-lane highway. One lane disappears, and then another, until the same cars crawl bumper-to-bumper along a one-lane country road. That’s sort of what happens when you have atherosclerosis. Your …

Lowering Cholesterol Through The Foods You Eat

Word Count: 529 Summary: If you have high cholesterol and you are thinking of lowering your cholesterol level, don’t worry because you can do it yourself and a lot of other people are also experiencing the same problem. This may be a tough job but it will be worth it in the end. There are several ways and steps to be healthy. If you want to be serious, you must closely follow each step. Actually, there are two kinds of cholesterol in your body, HDL and LDL. The difference between the two is that … Keywords: Article Body: If you have high cholesterol and you are thinking of lowering your cholesterol level, don’t worry because you can do it yourself …

5 Ways To Make Protein Benefit You

Imagine this … What if you could – Increase the rate of your metabolism. Burn more stored body fat. Maintain more muscle mass by eating protein rich foods. Calculate the correct amount of protein needed for your body. Learn about the best food sources of protein. As you are looking for ideas, here is proven nutrition information about how protein can benefit you. 1. Are you aware that protein increases the rate of metabolism of your body because it is Thermogenic? – because it takes more calories to process protein rich foods and nutritional supplements. “Thermogenic” refers to the normal Thermogenesis process your body goes through in digesting and using the food you eat and the burning of calories and …

5 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

You can lower cholesterol without drugs by following some basic steps that will not only change your cholesterol readings, but also improve your health today and in the future. So often we use a prescription drug and hope it will magically cure whatever ails us. The truth is prescription drugs for lowering cholesterol do work. The problem is both the short term and long-term side effects. Even more dangerous than the side effects of prescription drugs to lower cholesterol is not getting cholesterol under control. Over time, high cholesterol can lead to numerous conditions of the heart and arteries, not the least of which are atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), stroke or heart attack. Here are 5 steps you can …

3 Things you want to know about Cholesterol

You wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, would you? You would want to open the book and read part of it to get a better idea about what is going on, right? Well, judging a book by its cover is what happens when you look at LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and decide that this is the only – or even the best indicator of heart disease. Worse yet, you are told you MUST lower your LDL cholesterol level. #1 Naturally produced by the body, cholesterol is needed for a variety of functions.-1 Your body uses cholesterol to make testosterone and other essential hormones and is one of the best health and youth enhancing strategies for aging men and women. …