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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…health benefits of coconut oil are good for your heart, and my answer is a resounding yes. The ordinary coconut—known for its sweet milk, great fiber and ability to conk people on the heads in Marx Brothers movies—can do your heart good—and a lot more. Many people shun coconut oil because it’s…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…it’s not filled with antibiotics, steroids, hormones or inflammatory omega-6 fats. Q: Which is better for cooking, coconut or vegetable oil? A: The hands-down winner is coconut oil. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…grams of fat. That’s just a fraction of the movie theatre variety. * If you’d prefer a little bit of oil on your popcorn, drizzle on some coconut oil. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it won’t raise your cholesterol. Yet…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…organic whenever possible. * DO Enjoy Real Maple Syrup in small amounts. * DO Use Coconut Spread which is a healthy alternative to butter and margarine. Personally, my favorite breakfast is gluten-free bread, with coconut oil spread and mashed avocado. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite healthy…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat aren’t the Enemy

…vegetable oil, which is damaged in cooking and subject to harmful oxidation. It’s far more damaging to your heart than butter. Instead, cook with coconut oil and drizzle olive oil on salads or vegetables. If you use olive oil for cooking, choose light (not extra virgin) olive oil, and cook it on low…

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9 Secrets for Achieving a Healthy Weight

…especially plant-based fiber found in fruits, vegetables, oat bran, lentils, chickpeas, and more. * Increase your intake of healthy-fat foods, including coconut oil, palm oil, and the essential fatty acids found in foods like salmon and sardines. * Drink lots of clean, filtered water—strive for at least eight…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…it should be very low in sugar and simple carbohydrates. Instead, it should contain one (or more) of the following: heart-healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.), heart-healthy proteins (salmon, range-fed beef, etc.), and/or slow-burning, low-glycemic index vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli…

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5 Pennywise Secrets to Better Heart Health

…Stay away from trans-fats (fried foods and processed food with hydrogenated oil) and polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These are no-no’s. They inflame your body, including your blood and arteries. Plus, not stopping at fast food restaurants or buying…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…-free beef, organic eggs, and the like. Plus, many of the foods that have been vilified for years because of their saturated fat content—such as coconut and avocado—are some of the best source of saturated fats. In fact, choosing smart is one of the reasons I co-authored The Great Cholesterol Myth…

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High Salt + Low Potassium = High Risk of Sudden Death

…3. Strive to eat 3,000-4,000 mg of potassium a day if you don’t have renal (kidney) problems. Good sources of potassium include baked potatoes, coconut water, bananas, oranges, raisins, squash, apricots, and eggplant. Now it’s your turn: Have you found ways to season your food without salt? You May…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…containing this sweetener. * Use natural sweeteners. If you must sweeten foods, add a little fruit juice or try some shredded raw or dried apples, coconut, raisins or dates. Use spices such as cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. Or experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that is now available as a sweetener…

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Is a Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Your Heart?

…meat—including lamb, buffalo, salmon and chicken. I also eat a lot of organic vegetables, fruit, eggs, yogurt and some cheese on a day-to-day basis and use coconut milk on cereals. Both Dr. Esselstyn’s healthy vegetarian diet plan and my own are rich in carotenoids, flavonoids and polyphenols, which nurture…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. Try sprinkling on cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg. You also may want to experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that millions…

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The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

…sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. 5. Eat Several Small Meals: Start with breakfast, and include some protein at each sitting to keep you feeling satisfied. By eating…

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