Some of the individual foods, supplements, and therapies that have been touted as having cholesterol-controlling powers do indeed appear to play a role in reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood -- when these alternative medicines are used wisely. Others are merely fads that sap more cash from your wallet than cholesterol from your bloodstream.
There are some things you should keep in mind as you review these products, however. For starters, there is no single food, beverage, or supplement that can cure you of a cholesterol problem on its own; rather, it should be a component of and a complement to a balanced, healthy diet.
In these articles, you'll find straightforward information that will help you to understand the benefits, risks, and reality behind the claims for the most popular cholesterol-lowering foods, fads, and supplements.
For more information on cholesterol, see:
- Foods That Lower Cholesterol: The first and best way to attack a cholesterol problem is through your eating habits. Find out what to eat for a healthy heart.
- Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol: Many foods and supplements claim that they can help lower cholesterol. But do they really work? Find the answers here.
- Can Vitamins Lower Cholesterol?: More research is needed into the link between vitamins and cholesterol. Find out which vitamins and minerals have shown promise.
- How Cholesterol Works: Cholesterol is essential to the body. Find out why we need it and how much is too much.
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