Over the last several years high cholesterol news has been abundant - from television commercials and magazines promoting statin drugs (be sure to read the side effects) to websites promoting the natural way to reduce the unwanted numbers. It’s funny, to me anyway, that often people think taking a statin drug releases them from all danger without any lifestyle changes. That just plain isn’t so. Even the commercials and ads say - often in small print or at the end of an ad - that a healthy diet and exercise is also required. Funny, don’t you think, that often that little blurb isn’t heard or read. Of course it’s easier to pop a pill and continue doing what has always been done but whether you take statin drugs or not a lifestyle change is necessary.
I thought I’d make a list of those things you can do to get you started toward a healthier lifestyle ... now if you’re already there and your numbers are in the normal range, feel free to share a comment on how and/or what you did!
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So taking high cholesterol on is easier than you think ... take control of your own health! Own it! Doctors can be wonderful, but remember they work for you!
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Oh, here's the recipe for homemade roasted nuts ...
Lightly spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray (I use the butter flavored). Toss in some raw nuts of any kind and spray the nuts with cooking spray; sprinkle with popcorn salt, if you want, and roast in a 300 degree oven stirring often until done the way you like them. Easy, huh? Roasting your own allows you to control the oil and salt making them healthier than store purchased ones. You can also just heat them in a heavy frying pan with NO oil for a lovely roasted flavor.
I am ...
... a former blogger for a health site, which means eating healthy aka heart smart
which has become a passion for me. I will start at the beginning when I first
discovered I had high cholesterol.