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Is it possible to reduce cholesterol naturally?

There’s more to life than worrying about cholesterol, for sure. But it’s one topic that continuously penetrates into our lives whether we want it or not: just think of the amount of  ‘low fat’, ‘no hydrogenated fat’ or ‘good for your heart’ slogans you’ve seen in the last month. Impossible to count, right? But in all of the ‘noise’ about cholesterol, you have to understand 3 truths: Cholesterol is essential for health: it’s needed for proper cognitive function (most of our brain tissue is made up of fat), for hormone synthesis, for proper cell to cell communication, for proper digestion since bile is made up of cholesterol etc. Our body is capable of producing cholesterol – which means that we don’t need to eat saturated fat containing foods, since our body can produce cholesterol when and if it is needed. Simple as that. Diet and lifestyle has an influence on cholesterol levels. Duh – of course! Too much saturated fat containing foods, too much processed carbohydrates, too much protein, sedentary lifestyle, stress…you name it – …

What is gluten and why it is bad for you?

You probably heard of gluten or at least “gluten free” since almost every supermarket has a ‘gluten free’ range and as many, you probably assigned this to a “fad” perhaps linking ‘gluten free’ to a trend or something “pretty girls” or only those with celiac disease talk about or eat. And while it may seem that there’s enough information about gluten (Google for instance, brings around 91 million and 700 thousand results for “gluten” but with that many search results it can get a little daunting, especially since)  it’s not that easy to find answers to all the ‘gluten’ question in one place, which is precisely what this article intends to do: to answer all – important questions relating to gluten so that you can once and for all understand what gluten is, why eating foods that contain gluten isn’t beneficial or even necessary and finally how to live a gluten-free life in a world of pizzas, croissants, burgers and sourdough toast… So what is gluten? In simple words, gluten is a storage protein of …