Should I check the cholesterol on nutrition labels?

Should I check the cholesterol on nutrition labels?

Last week I wrote about three heart-health related changes to Canada’s nutrition label , and invited readers to submit questions about the label in our Facebook group. One of the questions that popped up: “What is your stance on having cholesterol on the labels? Should the focus be on cholesterol, or saturated/trans fats?” I’m sharing…

So you want to eat your way to lower cholesterol? (part 2)

So you want to eat your way to lower cholesterol? (part 2)

Last week, in part 1 of this series , I talked about how much you may be able to lower your cholesterol with food, why it might be worth trying, even if you’re on cholesterol-lowering medication, and three dietary strategies: Peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds… (all things nut and seed) Barley, psyllium, kidney beans, chia…

So you want to eat your way to lower cholesterol? (part 1)

So you want to eat your way to lower cholesterol? (part 1)

Last week I did an inventory of my blog, and realized I haven’t written anything here on cholesterol. I have a basic overview of using food to address heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure , pre-diabetes , and a discussion of why I don’t focus on weight loss . But not cholesterol. It’s complicated. Controversial. Easier to discuss in…