Picture this: You’re sitting in your doctor’s office for your regular health check-up and your physician says you need to lower your cholesterol. Having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease, as fatty deposits wind up in your blood vessels, making it difficult for blood to flow through the arteries. Many patients mistakenly think they must eliminate foods that are high in cholesterol from their diets. I’m happy to report you don’t have to deprive yourself to keep your cholesterol levels in check. In fact, cholesterol is a vital nutrient for health, cognition, and hormonal balance.
Eat carrots – they will improve your vision. Don’t shave if you can help it – it makes the hair grow back thicker. Wait 30 minutes after eating to swim or you’re in more danger of drowning. Old wives’ tales like these, which aren’t always accurate, are responsible for more bad practices from patients than you’d realize. And while a lot of people know some of these well-meaning but misguided pieces of advice shouldn’t be adhered to, there is one myth that persists in the collective conscious – “Feed a cold, starve a fever.” Maybe it persists because it’s half true – let’s talk about which half you should follow and what the right practice is for the bad advice in this old adage.
We all know the routine – eat three balanced meals a day and if you’re hungry in between, snack on fresh fruit or vegetables. But nuts are another snack option that will curb your hunger while helping your heart.
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