In the past, people avoided nuts because they were considered high fat, high calorie foods. But here is one reason you should be eating them as a part of your vegan diet.
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Eggs have gotten a bad rap for decades. Scientists and medical professionals just couldn’t seem to agree on whether eggs were healthy or not. So, here’s the good news for egg lovers and those who are watching fat, carbs, calories, or cholesterol.
It has been suggested by clinical trials that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol has been demonized and statin drugs (Zocor, Crestor, Lipitor, Baycol, Mevacor or Altocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Livalo) have been touted as miracle drugs for lowering cholesterol, yet as we’ve seen use of statins increase we’ve seen heart disease as well as diabetes increase. Obviously, something’s wrong with the theory that statins are beneficial.
A Turkish team found that olive leaf extract was as effective as a common statin called atorvastatin in lowering cholesterol in rats fed a cholesterol-enriched diet. The findings suggest this natural remedy could be an alternative to statins and other drugs in improving lipid levels in cases of high cholesterol.
If you are looking for a natural way to lower cholesterol, there are dozens of options, including red yeast rice, which has been somewhat controversial. A new study of red yeast rice and cholesterol fuels the debate over the effectiveness of this natural approach to high cholesterol.
Researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City presented this week at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco, their discovery that a relatively new statin drug for lowering cholesterol may help patients who suffer from the side effects of commonly prescribed statin drugs.