08 Jun '11, 4pm

10 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

10 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

In drugged America (or is it drunk America? Hmm, that’s a toss up), Americans are blindly medicating when really the answer is a simple change of diet and exercise. With 1 in 5 Americans testing high for cholesterol it’s no wonder cholesterol-fighting drugs are the most popular ones on the market. Lipitor is the most prescribed cholesterol lowering medicine world-wide; and though it is handed out like candy, there can be some nasty side effects when taking these kind of drugs including, aggression , hostility, headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. On the other hand, eliminating high fat processed foods and eating whole grains and vegetables instead can easily lower high cholesterol. To help control high cholesterol levels due to genetic factors recent studies suggest that a more natural approach would be to take a red rice yeast extract along with eating a whole foods diet...

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