Posts Tagged ‘high cholesterol’

Flaxseeds can reduce cholesterol and blood lipid levels

21 September 2012 @ 1:14 am |

Folk stories had it that flaxseeds were blessed – that they could bring good fortune, restore health, and protect from the evil witchery. Nowadays, it’s really no different. Bringing flaxseeds into your diet will definitely bring you good fortune, restore health, and protect you from the evils that your own body can produce.

There is a little gender-related controversy regarding the lowering of cholesterol levels via flaxseed consumption. In a study conducted by ISU professor Suzanne Hendrich of Iowa State University’s Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC), it was found that men’s cholesterol levels can fall much faster than…

Pumpkin Seeds lower bad Cholesterol

2 May 2012 @ 5:54 pm |

Like all nuts and seeds, pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) are great dietary sources of protein, fibre and healthy fats. They also contain their own unique package of additional benefits.

Just 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds (a medium handful) each day provides more than 20 percent of our recommended intakes of protein, fibre and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, manganese, phosphorous, copper and iron. But the primary therapeutic benefit from eating pepitas comes from the healthy fats found inside these flat, dark green seeds.

Pumpkin seeds contain a perfect mix of heart-healthy, unsaturated fatty acids as well as…

fats versus oils by Oliver Mc Cabe

1 March 2012 @ 2:53 am |

Saturated fats, unsaturated fats, poly-unsaturated oils, essential fatty acids, trans fats, hydrogenated fats—the world of cooking oils is a confusing one that seems to get more confusing by the minute. And all you want to know is which oil to pour over and your salad, and which oil to fry with. Let’s try and simplify it a bit.
Oils vs fats
They are the same thing. Some tend to be solid, some tend to be liquid, but they are the same thing. So that bit was easy.
Essential fats
Very healthy…