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Low HDL cholesterol levels put you at risk of dementia

Posted Jul 14 2008 12:00am
Each time you go for a medical test - you are so concerned about your 'bad' cholesterol levels that the 'good' cholesterol levels take a backseat. What is important to note is that if your 'good' or HDL cholesterol is lower than it should be, you could increase your risk of memory loss and dementia - and clinical studies have proved it.

So, the question is - how do you keep your cholesterol levels in balance? Here are some action points
- regular exercise - aerobics, walking, cycling, swimming, jogging - whatever suits you.
- are you the right weight? work on losing that extra weight
- cut out trans fats and artificial sweeteners - they are up to NO good
- are you getting enough soluble fiber? oats? fruits?
- here's a tough one :) - stop smoking. really.
- berries are super fruits. cranberry, acai berry, bilberry - are all rich in antioxidants and prevent a lot of diseases, while boosting your immunity. Don't go for the commercial stuff - look for the natural juice.

It is not as hard as you think to live a healthy lifestyle - with healthy food and snacks. You owe it to yourself to gift yourself a happy life.

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