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6 Ways to Lower Cholesterol through Diet and Exercise6 Ways to Lower Cholesterol through Diet and Exercise

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Lower Cholesterol through Diet and Exercise

Research shows that if you are overweight, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can lower your cholesterol levels. If you are using MyFoodDiary to reach or maintain your healthy weight, you've already taken the first step. Here are more ways you can lower your cholesterol through diet and exercise:

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20 Superfoods to Eat Now20 Superfoods to Eat Now

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20 Superfoods to Eat Now

There is no approved definition for what qualifies as a superfood, but health professionals agree that these foods provide a high level of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (natural, disease-fighting chemicals). Here are a few delicious superfoods to start eating now!

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6 Things to Know About Salt and Sodium6 Things to Know About Salt and Sodium

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Things to Know About Salt and Sodium

If you eat a typical Western diet, you are likely consuming nearly 50% more sodium than experts recommend. A high-sodium diet can increase your blood pressure putting you at risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are six things you should know about sodium and how to reduce your intake to improve health.

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4 Ways Alcohol Prevents Weight Loss4 Ways Alcohol Prevents Weight Loss

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alcohol prevents weight loss

Research shows that moderate consumption of alcohol provides health benefits, such as a reduced risk for heart disease. Unfortunately, what is healthy for your heart is not always helpful for your waistline. Here are four ways that alcohol can stall your weight loss efforts:

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5 Things to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids5 Things to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Kale - Omega-3 fatty acids

It is well established that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial to health, but knowing they are good for you is different than understanding why, or what to eat. Here are five things you should know about these essential fatty acids:

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