What are My Cholesterol Levels Supposed to be ? The earlier you know your levels the better!

healthy foods for a healthy heart

Cholesterol Levels  In Ireland, from the age of 40 onwards, you will have your cholesterol levels, blood pressure etc checked on an ongoing basis. This is then measured as a risk assessment, in terms of other medical issues, family history etc.  Cholesterol Levels in the US, are checked from the age of 20 . The […]

Quick, Easy Ways to bring healthy snacks into your diet to Improve Heart Health by Cholestero-Low and Dr. Murphy

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Munchies that crunch Get rid of the crisps! Calorie heavy and full of saturated fats & hydrogenated fats/trans fats (the worst kind of fats!) in some cases.  Try Olives!  Carrot sticks!  Roasted chickpeas Rice cakes and whole grain crackers Nuts & seeds. Hummus Why not try hummus instead of mayo on your sandwich or with […]

Wine Time! Red or White? Does it matter? Discover the health benefits of wine on Cholesterol and Heart Health from Dr. Murphy & Cholestero-Low

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Moderation is Key!  Wine in moderation is thought to be among the many reasons, the Mediterranean Diet is so beneficial. People in the Mediterranean have always  had plenty of healthy fats, fruit & veg etc in their diet. Meals, in particular dinner, is a social occasion. Everyone cooks, helps, chats and has a glass of […]

Can I Eat Cheese Please? Dr. Murphy discovers the benefits of Buffalo Dairy as she talks Irelands First Buffalo herd owner

Dr. Cliona Murphy from on Macroom Buffalo

Fat & Cholesterol Buffalo Mozzarella is lower in fat, saturated fat and lower in cholesterol than for e.g cheddar cheese. The same applies to feta and ricotta.   Vitamins Buffalo Mozzarella contains higher amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin E & Vitamin C which are antioxidants. It also contains more calcium than regular dairy cows milk.    […]

Discover Cholestero-Low & Dr. Murphy’s Top 5 everyday foods to lower cholesterol & improve heart health today!

mediterranean diet style table beneficial for cholesterol and heart health and other chronic diseases

Foods lower cholesterol in various ways. Soluble fibre for e.g, binds cholesterol and its precursors in the digestive system and drags them out of the body before they get into circulation. Other foods give you polyunsaturated fats, which directly lower bad cholesterol or LDL. And some contain plant sterols and stanols, which block the body […]