- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Lifestyle Changes to Improve Cholesterol
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol
Taking a brisk daily walk and eating more soluble fiber are just two of the changes that may help improve your cholesterol numbers. What else can you do?
Summer recipes: Celebrate the season
Enjoy the tastes of summer with seven mix-and-match menus. Try some of these healthy, no-fuss recipes today.
Grapefruit: Beware of dangerous medication interactions
Think twice before enjoying your breakfast. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits can be a problem if you take prescription medicines.
Body fat analyzers: How accurate are they?
Body fat can be measured with handheld body fat analyzers, but accuracy varies.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
To help your health and nutrition goals, eat more foods that add these protective nutrients to your diet:
- Antioxidants (e.g., almonds and broccoli), which may help prevent cholesterol from damaging the linings of your arteries
- B vitamins (e.g., sweet potatoes), which help reduce the risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease by lowering homocysteine levels
- Dietary fiber (e.g., apples and beans), which can help lower your cholesterol level
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.
Nutrition-wise: Good and bad news for coffee drinkers
Is that hot cup of joe helping or hurting your health? The answer seems to depend on the temperature of your drink.
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