cholesterol

plant-based options [longevity live]

Plant-based options that mimic the taste and texture of meat are taking over the market. Money is being poured into these plant-based options and cultured meat industries. New developments are on their way, that’s for sure. More people are cutting back on their meat and it’s getting easier to do

popping vitamins [longevity live]

Popping vitamins every morning as you wake up seems to be the ritual of choice. There’s nothing wrong with it, really, since you’re adding more nutrients to your body first thing. Surely? Well, not necessarily. You shouldn’t be popping vitamins or anything for that matter unless you have good reason

heart | Longevity LIVE

In South Africa, cardiovascular disease (CVD/heart disease), which includes coronary artery disease (CAD), is the leading cause of death after HIV/Aids and the most frequent cause of death worldwide today (1). More South Africans die of CVD than of all the cancers combined. A common symptom of CAD is angina, yet

peanut butter spread [longevity live]

Peanut butter spread is a food that many of us seem to place in the ‘cheat’ foods category. I don’t know why, because it’s actually really beneficial to your health, tastes like heaven and could possibly help you slim down. It makes the perfect pre- or post workout snack and

cholesterol | Longevity LIVE

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for 31% of all worldwide deaths. One contributing risk factor of heart disease is having high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol leads to the buildup of fatty deposits within the arteries and this can heighten the risk

calendar | Longevity LIVE

We all want to lives that promotes optimal health, which is why it is important to stay in tune with your health in all aspects. A good way to make sure you don’t miss anything that could slip through is by setting up a calendar that will remind you to

cholesterol | Longevity LIVE

The term cholesterol is regularly seen as a villain due to its association with cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and stroke. Thus we are regularly encouraged to keep our cholesterol levels low. However, this only refers to the bad kind as having adequate levels of good cholesterol can improve our

jalapeños | Longevity LIVE

While you may not be a fan of the spicy life, you should know that jalapeños are not only low in calories but they are also rich in vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Capsaicin is the compound that not only gives jalapeños their fiery spice, but is also

You may be one of many, like me, who bought into the idea that including a copious amounts of coconut oil in your diet is super healthy for you. But is coconut oil really as healthy as it has been cracked up to be? So I started researching the topic

cholesterol | Longevity Live

Even though cholesterol is a hot topic of conversation, it is still a confusing one. There are many aspects to this tiny molecule, most of which are vital for our existence. So how do we know what is good cholesterol and what is bad cholesterol? The Good the Bad and