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No, all fiber is not alike.

If you’re like most people, you likely think that bran is the best type of fiber to eat. But hold on a minute: Bran, which is wheat fiber, is mostly insoluble and thus doesn’t get digested. You can think of it as more of a scouring pad for your intestines — good for getting you…

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Soluble fiber: the miracle non-drug.

We’ve told you that eating fiber-rich foods can actually help lower cholesterol, but we haven’t told you why. Can you believe that scientists are still trying to determine that answer? What is clear is that the cholesterol-controlling benefits of these foods are due to soluble fiber, which is found in the flesh of fruits like…

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Eat Right, Feel Right

We love using fiber-rich Cholesterade® to fight bad cholesterol, and it works even better when paired with healthy eating. That’s why we’re sharing delicious, tried-and-true recipes like this one! Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms Sliced Brussels sprouts and pre-sliced mushrooms cook quickly and cling to the pasta in this version of pasta primavera.…

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Another great cholesterol-fighting recipe

Here’s another weapon in your fight to control your cholesterol with natural methods. If you’ve decided to switch to fiber-based Cholesterade® – and we hope you have – the perfect support is a heart-healthy diet, and so from time to time we’ll share a great recipe with you. Here’s today’s:   Salmon and Asparagus Salmon…

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How to improve your cholesterol (without statins!)

If you’ve vowed to lower your cholesterol levels, you’re not alone. The way to do it is to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, which encourages a waxy plaque to build up in your arteries, and raise your HDL (good) cholesterol, which clears this plaque and removes it from your body.  And if you’re hesitant to rely…

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Cook your way to lower LDL cholesterol

We’re not going to pretend that just eating the right foods will magically solve your “bad” cholesterol problem.  But combined with a supplement (we love Cholesterade®, but you may be taking a statin drug), everyday foods that are naturally rich in fiber, like beans and brown rice, are an excellent way to help lower your…

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You can cook your way to lower cholesterol, too

Let’s look more closely at those tips we gave you for controlling your LDL cholesterol levels. The right foods can work hand-in-hand with Cholesterade® to lower those “bad” levels. Limit your intake of foods full of saturated fats, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Saturated fat is found in butter, fatty flesh like red meat, full-fat…

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How does cholesterol contribute to heart attacks?

We know that LDL cholesterol is bad for us, and that it can contribute to a heart attack.  But why? Because high blood levels of cholesterol encourage the formation and growth of vascular plaques, and those plaques put you at risk for heart attack and stroke. So can we reduce plaque buildup?  In a way,…

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OK, I’m convinced. But how do I go about getting more fiber?

As we proved in our last blog, there’s no doubt you should eat more fiber to help reduce bad, or LDL, cholesterol the natural way.  We’re not suggesting you eat 12 pounds of plants a day like your hunter-gatherer ancestors did! But you can increase your fiber intake, just by being smart about what you…

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What’s all the hype about fiber?

Here’s a story for you: Around 50 years ago, the English physician Dr. Denis Burkitt noticed that African bushmen seemed to be free of the ailments that plagued their “civilized” counterparts in the West. Those ailments included heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Burkitt, wanting to explain these differences, began studying earlier observations of…

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