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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Health As I See It: Snacks that Lower Cholesterol


http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-specialist/cholesterol-snacks.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20140709
This is an article from Everyday Health.  For the most part, these are pretty common snacks.  Each has its own method of helping lower cholesterol.  Apples have plenty of antioxidants; but the good stuff is in the peel, so eat the peel.
Nuts and seeds, particularly sunflower seed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, almonds, and pine nuts.  But don't overdo if you are trying to lose weight.   One ounce per day.
Oat Bran.  It is true what the boxes of Cheerios and Quaker say, these are heart healthy snacks.  Somehow oatmeal can block the absorption of cholesterol in you stomach.
Finally grapefruit is good for lowering cholesterol.  Just be careful as grapefruit can hinder the absorption of some medicines.

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