January 12, 2015

Will Exercise Really Lower Triglycerides?

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Exercise can help you lower unhealthy triglyceride levels. Start with 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity — anything that gets your heart rate up. Do that 5 days a week, and watch your numbers drop. The best part? You reap the benefits of exercise even if you don’t lose weight right away. Pick a Triglyceride-Trimming Exercise Aerobic activity (“cardio“) offers the best results. Find things you enjoy, and have a backup plan for those days when your first choice
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January 12, 2015

TLC Diet

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People have varying degrees of success in lowering their cholesterol by changing their diets. Those who are most successful using diet changes to lower their cholesterol are those who lose excess weight. Dietchanges are usually the first step in lowering cholesterol before medicines are added. The diet’s main focus is to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat, because saturated fat elevates your cholesterol. You can reduce the saturated fat in your diet by limiting the amount of meat
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January 2, 2015

Hiking Your Way to Better Health

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Looking for a way to get in shape while enjoying the great outdoors? Just lace up a pair of sturdy shoes and start walking. “Hiking is a wonderful way not only to participate in aerobic exercise, but also to clear your head,” says board-certified family physician Ray Sahelian, MD, who not only recommends hiking to his patients but also practices what he preaches by hiking regularly in the mountains near his Southern California home. Texas
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January 1, 2015

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Red Pepper

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Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds – broccoli crowns, cut into florets; about 8 cups 3 1/2 tablespoons – olive oil, divided 2 cloves – garlic, minced 1 large pinch – dried crushed red pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 450°F.  Toss broccoli and 3 tbsp. olive oil in large bowl to coat.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Transfer to rimmed baking sheet.  Roast 15 minutes.  Stir remaining 1/2 tbsp. oil, garlic, and red pepper in small bowl.  Drizzle garlic mixture over broccoli; toss to coat. Roast until broccoli
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December 24, 2014

Thermos-Ready Smoothie

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Ingredients: 1 cup – frozen mixed berries 1/2 cup – apple juice 1/4 cup – silken tofu 1/2 – banana Instructions: Combine berries, banana, apple juice and tofu in a blender; blend until smooth.
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