Yes I actually do dream about breakfast. On the weekends, the first minute I wake I think about what I am going to make. During the week I make my breakfasts at night, and I always get excited about eating the next morning.
This week we talked all about cholesterol. I know many of you readers are interested in cholesterol because it is a a culprit for many health illnesses. The good news is that you can manage your cholesterol levels through diet and lifestyle choices. There has been a lot of conflicting information over the years regarding cholesterol, but as more research gets conducted the more we know.
We love cooking here at Life To Table- one thing you will notice about all of our recipes is that we like to keep things fresh, simple and wholesome. We are firm believers in using food as “medicine”. We see it time and time again with our own clients, how powerful healthy, wholesome diets and lifestyle habits are in regards to turning one’s health around.
Heart disease is still one of the leading causes of mortality in the country. A precursor for heart disease is having elevated lipids (fats), often referred to as “high cholesterol”. That term is used generally, and can be referenced from so many parameters of your blood results. Amanda wrote a great blog post yesterday, about the breakdown of different lipids in the blood and how they affect your health.
We are fortunate to live in a time period where medications are easily available to help with many diseases and conditions, high cholesterol being one of them. I do believe there is a time and place for medications in assisting to lower cholesterol, but I often find that it is the first line of treatment in cases that could benefit from a trial of a change in diet first.