If your cholesterol report is less-than-stellar, your doctor has probably already told you to examine and adjust your diet. It’s disheartening to hear that what you love to munch on may not love you back, but don’t despair—food can also have a positive effect on cholesterol.
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Hearing all the buzz about gluten-free eating, and perhaps even knowing people who have adopted such a diet, may leave you wondering if this diet change is for you. Though the trend may be appealing, it's important to consult your health care team before making the switch on your own.
While you may need to tweak your current habits to best manage your type 2 diabetes, it may be comforting to know that the basic nutritional recommendations for you echo general healthy eating guidelines we recommend for everyone (balanced nutrition, moderation).
You know that you need to control your cholesterol levels to cut your heart disease risk. But since cholesterol isn’t something we can see or feel, like weight gain, it’s easy to forget about it and focus instead on increasing the speed on the treadmill or decreasing the number on the scale.
If you’re contemplating leaving meat behind, you may already know that a well-planned plant-based diet can be full of benefits, from decreasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure to helping you keep off excess pounds—even lowering your environmental footprint. Becoming a vegetarian is a choice best made with careful consideration.
It's essential that a nutritionist help you devise a proper eating plan if you're taking up a gluten-free diet. As you use it to make the right food choices, you may find referencing this guide to foods you can enjoy (and those that are not advised) helpful.