100 Calorie Snacks

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30 Calorie Snacks

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100 Calorie Snacks

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If you keep your snacks to 100 Calories and they are included in a sensible diet, you can enjoy everything in moderation, serving sizes are where most people run into trouble with weight gain

100 Calorie Snacks

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Snacking doesn’t have to be eliminated from a well-balanced diet.  Try to keep your snacks to 100 calories or less

Make sure you don’t overdo the fruit and sugary options, 1 per day, they can ruin your blood glucose levels

5 Calorie Sugar-Free Jello packs are great to have on hand or you can try some of the 100 (or less) calorie snacks in the picture above

14 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

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This post is informational only and does not replace medical advice – Please consult with your own health professional



What is Cholesterol?

Many people are told by their doctor the have high cholesterol, or Triglycerides but aren’t really sure what that means

Not all Cholesterol is created equal

There is Good Cholesterol (HDL) and Bad Cholesterol (LDL)

HDL stands for High-density lipoproteins, while LDL is an abbreviation for low-density lipoprotein

LDL, the Bad Cholesterol is when plaque builds up in your arteries and makes it hard for blood to get to your heart.  You want to lower the “bad”  LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (fats), which your body stores in fat cells and increase the “Good” HDL cholesterol

HDL on the other hand, the Good cholesterol,  gets rid of the excess fatty cholesterol in your blood via your liver where it’s broken down and removed from your body

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s found in all of your cells.  It attaches itself to proteins that travel through your bloodstream

When arteries become blocked, it is often caused by a build up of excess plaque that clings to the walls of the arteries and narrows the artery, restricting blood flow, this is when blood clots form and can lead to stroke, heart attacks or death


Most of us have seen ads on tv for Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor, these drugs are in a class called statins, their main function is to lower the bad cholesterol



Smoking greatly reduces your “Good” HDL cholesterol and narrows your arteries



Increasing physical activity can lower your triglycerides while increasing your HDL levels, and you may also lose some weight which is good for your overall health if you are tipping toward obesity



DIET can play a big part in good and bad cholesterol

Fried, fatty foods, cakes, cookies greatly increase the BAD cholesterol due to their high saturated trans fat content, the elimination of these alone, can drastically reduce your bad cholesterol

You can easily reverse the bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol with simple diet modifications


Foods that lower “bad”Cholesterol:

You should include more of these in your diet

Fruits & Vegetables:

  • orange juice
  • apples
  • berries
  • avocado
  • Brussel sprout


  • green tea
  • red wine

Omega 3:

  • Salmon
  • Fish
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna
  • Sardines
  • Olive Oil

Nuts & Grains:

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brown rice
  • oatmeal


These foods have been proven to lower bad cholesterol and help to increase your good cholesterol

Interestingly enough, the majority of these very same foods reduce inflammation in your body as well

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