Are you looking for ways to improve your cholesterol specifically the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ numbers and reduce the risk of heart disease? Implementing a healthy lifestyle with both regular exercise and healthier foods is the answer!
Top 5 Healthy Foods series third article – Benefits of Berries. Check back for future posts to read more about my top 5 healthy foods.
Berries are super foods loaded with fiber which helps you feel full longer. Berries top the chart in antioxidant power, reduce inflammation and slow down the oxidation process that causes disease and rapid aging.
By incorporating berries into your diet you may reduce the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis as well as many other diseases. Most berries are tasty, naturally sweet and contain several nutrients.
Some of the total-body benefits from eating 1/2 to 1 cup of mixed berries each day includes; increased levels of good HDL cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, fiber for healthy digestive system, increased bone density and cancer-fighting antioxidants. [Read more…]
Is your heart health in check? Do you know your cholesterol numbers? A simple blood lab once a year will keep you on a healthy track. Want to lower your numbers then take a read on five smart heart healthy diet choices that you can start today!
Here’s your ideal cholesterol numbers:
- Total cholesterol: Less than 200 mg/dl
- HDL: Men – 40 or above, Women 50 or above
- LDL: Less than 100
- Triglycerides: Less than 150 [Read more…]