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 […]

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

healthy snacks blog by Cholesterol Cholestero-Low blog

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


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.    […]