• High Cholesterol? Here Are 5 Healthy Oils That You Can Add To Your Diet
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    High Cholesterol? Here Are 5 Healthy Oils That You Can Add To Your Diet

    Certain cooking oils can make our cholesterol worse while some might help improve it A form of waxy material (blood fat), cholesterol aids in the production of bile, vitamin D, cell membranes, and steroid hormones. All of the cholesterol required by your body is produced by your liver. However, animal-based foods, which are the main sources of cholesterol, can also provide you with cholesterol. Foods heavy in trans and saturated fats, however, cause the liver to create more cholesterol.  Saturated fats in oils should also be taken into account because they can raise cholesterol levels. For instance, saturated fats found in coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil may…

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  • 5 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Grocery List This Week
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    5 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Grocery List This Week

    Heart disease is a leading health issue in the US, making it important to stay on top of your cardiovascular health. Some factors are out of your control — like, say, your blood type. But other factors are more changeable, including your diet. Everyone from the American Heart Association to the US Department of Health and Human Services recommends making specific food choices to support a healthy heart. Because foods for heart health can reduce other potential cardiovascular issues — like high blood pressure and high cholesterol — it’s worth keeping in mind as you plan your weekly meals.  Keep reading to find out which foods to look for and…

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    Eating for Heart Health: 5 Foods to Add to Your Diet Today

    You know a healthy diet is important — but did you know it can even affect your heart?  Heart disease is the leading killer across the US, and a heart-healthy diet makes a big difference when it comes to lowering your risk. Everyone from the American Heart Association to the US Department of Health and Human Services recommends making specific food choices to support a healthy heart. Because foods for heart health can reduce other potential cardiovascular issues — like high blood pressure and high cholesterol — it’s worth keeping in mind as you plan your weekly meals.  Keep reading to find out which foods to look for and what…

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