admin - February 20, 2013
Your diet plays a big role in your health. The foods you eat supply your body with the energy and fuel it needs to keep working properly, so loading up on low-quality fuel is an easy way to weaken and negatively impact your health.
Especially when it comes to high cholesterol, there are solutions other than taking medication. Changing your diet is one of them. In this Life Line Screening video, explore some easy food swaps you can make to lower your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke and more. View the video to discover below to see which foods you should switch with other healthier options.
Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.
Half-Minute Health Helpers: Easy Food Swaps
Here is the audio text to the video:
“Everyone these days knows that too much bad cholesterol in one’s body can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. The good news is that simple dietary changes can help lower cholesterol levels, oftentimes without the need of taking medication.
A new article on Health.com suggests simple substitutions you can make in your diet to cut your cholesterol consumption, like using walnuts in salads instead of croutons, drinking red wine instead of alcoholic cocktails, and using vinegar and lemon juice instead of fattening salad dressings. Those satisfying and tasty switches will have your heart saying “thank you” instead of, “is there a doctor in the house?”