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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…degenerative diseases. Free radicals are generated by smoking, high sugar intake, excessive physical or emotional stress, heavy metal toxins, radiation, trans fats and some drugs. Poor bioenergetics. Bioenergetics refers to the ability of cells to generate and use energy, and it often falters in patients who…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…glasses a day. I suggest distilled water in glass bottles. 4. Don’t let convenience influence your meal planning. Avoid processed foods, chemicals, trans fats, and preservatives. One good rule of thumb is to always shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Generally speaking, the processed food found in…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…plays a big role in your heart—and overall—health. To avoid dips in your HDL levels, avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods that are rich in heart-healthy fats and soluble fiber. * Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) will also help to raise HDL. I recommend…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…sweeteners that cause inflammation, plus phosphoric acid that leaches calcium out of bones. 8. Trans fats. These unnatural fats have been removed from many foods, but they still bear watching out for. Because trans fats promote inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, avoid consuming, or cooking with…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…and other organs. 2. Avoid Trans Fats Like the Plague: Trans fats are essentially a man-made fat that’s created by adding hydrogen to polyunsaturated oils (such as vegetable oil). Food manufacturers use these fats to prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. Trans fats increase free radical activity…

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10 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

…too much to avoid them, I suggest opting for nitrite-free organic hot dogs. * Deep-fried foods. While many fast food establishments have removed trans fats from their cooking methods, any type of deep frying isn't good for your heart or your health. For example, with fish deep frying completely negates…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

…Hidden Risks to Cardiovascular Health * Products labeled “zero trans fats.” Many people don’t realize that a food product can legally advertise that it contains no trans fats, as long as it contains less than 1/2 gram of trans fats. So, you need to ignore that claim and read the ingredient list…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…Avoid milkshake-type designer coffees, (like lattes), which are rich in sugar and calories. * Sidestep artificial coffee creamers that are high in trans fats. * Remember that “decaf” doesn’t mean “caffeine-free.” In order to be labeled “decaf” a coffee must be at least 97.5 percent caffeine…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…Margarine is generally made by hydrogenating liquid polyunsaturated oil, to create a spread that’s similar to butter. Hydrogenation creates toxic trans fats which induce free-radical stress increase harmful Lp(a) cholesterol. My advice: for heart-healthy diets, ditch the margarine and opt for grass-fed…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…skip microwave popcorn since microwave ovens expose both you and your food to harmful radiation. Plus, microwave popcorn has enormous amounts of trans fats and must be avoided. * Instead, pop your own organic popcorn in an air popper. One full cup of air popped popcorn contains just 31 calories and a…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods that are rich in heart-healthy fats and soluble fiber. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your triglyceride and HDL cholesterol…

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