A New Way to Raise ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

Drugs to reduce LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, have been around for decades. Until recently, though, researchers were puzzled by how to increase HDL, the “good” cholesterol. A new drug under trial may help play a role in raising good cholesterol in the not-too-distant future. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in every … Read More

Why Should You Eat Seeds?

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, says people do not realize certain seeds have a variety of health benefits. Hemp seeds, for example, can be a great source of vitamin E. “Vitamin E is an antioxidant in our body,” says Jamieson-Petonic. “It helps … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Red Meat

Can I eat red meat and still have a healthy heart? Yes No Answer: Yes In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Certain cuts of red meat contain large quantities of saturated fat, which is linked to increased LDL cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease. An occasional steak is fine, … Read More