There’s good cholesterol and bad – but do you know the difference? Here are some helpful hints and facts to help you distinguish the two.

Dr. Oz’s Cholesterol Facts:

  1. Ideally, your low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be under 100 mg/DL.
  2. The liver produces cholesterol, therefore you want to eat foods that keep it healthy and avoid foods like white bread that contain bleached flour.
  3. Foods that help cholesterol: monosaturated fats & soluble fiber.
  4. Foods that hurt cholesterol: Whole milk, peanut butter, liver, dark chicken meat.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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