Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words today. Everyone knows "something" about it, but mostly cholesterol is associated in our mind with something "bad" and "unwanted" that happens to old and overweight people. The facts show that about 20 percent of the U.S. population has high blood cholesterol levels.
Actually cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance (lipid) that your body needs for many important functions, such as... Read More
A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
It's common knowledge that high cholesterol is a major health hazard. But how many people take into consideration good cholesterol? Good cholesterol, known as HDL, helps fight against heart disease. According to research, HDL cholesterol is made up of protein, lipids and cholesterol. The HDL drives out the LDL, also known as bad cholesterol. In men, healthy HDL levels range from 40 to 50 mg/dL; an average woman ranges from 50 to 60... Read More
Cholesterol has become a huge buzzword among physicians who are constantly warning their patients about the dangers of high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol contributes to hardening of the arteries. Essentially it can lead to heart disease, which is the top killer of adults in the United States. Total cholesterol should be no higher than 200 mg/dL. LDL levels should not exceed 100 mg/dL. But what makes for "good" and "bad"... Read More