Honey and Health Benefits! Over To the Bee Farm at Macroom Buffalo Farm

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Honey  So what is honey ? Honey is made by the honey bee and it is made up of natural sugars, water, organic acids and proteins.  The honey making process involves transforming phytochemicals from the floral nectars into honey. The bee transfers the nectar by bee-secreted enzymes into fructose and glucose and the non sugar […]

Coffee and Cholesterol. To Filter or Not to Filter, that is the question.

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First of All, The Good News Coffee Drinkers are less likely to be diagnosed with heart failure and less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Furthermore, coffee and tea drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, in a dose dependent fashion. The relationship does not exist with decaffeinated tea/ coffee¹, and the […]

Cholestero-Low Meets the Roughty Foodie at the English Market, Cork.

Cholesterolow and Dr Murphy meeting Margo Ann Murphy from the Roughty Foodie at the English Market Cork

The Roughty Foodie!  The Roughty Foodie is a 3rd Generation Market stall at the English Market in Cork. Set up by Margo Ann Murphy’s father, they have adapted to changing lifestyles and demands. They sell locally sourced fresh fruit & vegetables, as well as local artisanal produce.  Margo tells us about where her stall got […]

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

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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 […]

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