Diet to lower cholesterol levels

Diet to lower cholesterol levels

Diet to lower cholesterol levels

IT’S not talked about as much as your blood pressure and sugar levels, but if it spirals out of control, high cholesterol levels can have detrimental effects on your health.

But the good news is that there are foods that you can consume which will keep the levels under control.

According to Dr Alfred Dawes, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, the idea is to avoid red meat, too much butter, fried foods, cheese, and other foods that have a lot of saturated fat.“Most of the cholesterol in the body is made by us rather than from the foods we […]

Should you go vegan?

Should you go vegan?

Should you go vegan?

Becoming a vegan – eating only plant-based foods – is a personal choice that is often driven by the desire to feel healthier, as well as showing support for animal welfare. Today more and more celebrities are following the vegan trend, but is this really the way to go? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

Pro: Nutritional Health Benefits

Vegan eating has been associated with many health benefits. Vegans tend to consume more plant-based foods that include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. These foods have been found to enhance nutritional status because they contain high amounts […]

A Vegan Diet Could Do Wonders for Your Skin—Here’s Why

A Vegan Diet Could Do Wonders for Your Skin—Here’s Why

A Vegan Diet Could Do Wonders for Your Skin—Here’s Why

I practice preventive and proactive medicine—I think it’s important to grab the bull by its horns and take control of your health, rather than sitting around waiting for problems to occur. Exactly What to Expect When You Become Vegan One of the best ways for you to do this is to pay attention to what you eat—food can be the safest form of medicine or the slowest form of poison—and one of the best ways you can determine how your body reacts to your food choices is how your skin looks.

Personally, I’m a huge believer in a plant-based diet, […]

Teen uses diet, exercise to transform image

Teen uses diet, exercise to transform image

Teen uses diet, exercise to transform image

Trent Hutson, 17, has transformed his health and fitness with diet and exercise. As a young man of 17, this week’s Health Hero talks about journeys and experiences like a person several years his senior. Experience has helped Trent Hutson, a self-professed science nerd, became a better young man while losing weight and gaining fitness.

Trent is the son of Daryl and Lee Ann Hutson and is a junior at Southmont High School. He knew he was overweight when he was in seventh grade. It was non-issue to him. He weighed 280 pounds on a 5’4” frame. Activity wasn’t on […]

Vegan Food For Weight Loss

Vegan Food For Weight Loss

Vegan Food For Weight Loss

I’ve been vegan on and off for years, but at the end of last year, I decided to lock into the plant-based life for good. My reasons were mostly ethical and environmental, but I soon realized that there were a multitude of fitness and health benefits that came along with this lifestyle. I went down a dress and pant size this year, I gained a few pounds of muscle (as well as some nice curves! ), and I feel clearer and happier than ever.

But I won’t lie — transitioning to a completely plant-based diet can be tough at first, […]