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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…reduce HDL levels. They also increase lipoprotein(a), an especially dangerous form of cholesterol that’s hard to detect. Instead, buy foods with food labels that contain olive, flax, sesame, and walnut oils. Food-Label Trap #3. Look for foods high in fiber. Studies have shown that increasing fiber intake…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…of lean hamburger or ground turkey, I prefer to use a marinade for my favorite fish. Not only do you get delicious protection from the potentially harmful side effects of grilling, but you get the heart-health benefits of omega-3s, including increased HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, improved…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…researchers aren't sure how it helps reduce blood pressure, but my patients and I have been pleased with the results. Garlic's antihypertensive effect may be related to its antioxidant and sulfur content. But some studies suggest that garlic reduces blood pressure levels by increasing the dilation of blood…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Citrus Bergamot Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels

…importantly, a 30% decrease in triglycerides and a 22% increase in HDL cholesterol. Now that’s impressive. Plus, it helped to reduce their blood glucose levels. How Does Citrus Bergamot Work? Citrus bergamot works by inhibiting the HMG-CoA enzyme which helps to reduce LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. Citrus…

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“Too Much Margarine Could Kill You”—Quite Literally

…for years, that for heart-healthy eating you want to skip the trans fats. But what really grabbed my attention were the statistics showing just how big of an impact trans fatty acids can have on your health. In a British Study, Trans Fats Increased the Risk of Death by 34% For this study, British researchers…

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The Real “Magic Bullet” for Reducing Your Stroke Risk

…-fats had a 39% increased risk for a stroke. That’s because trans-fats which are in some processed foods, like cookies, crackers, and chips raise LDL cholesterol levels and reduce HDL levels. They also increase lipoprotein(a), an especially dangerous form of cholesterol that’s hard to detect. Taking…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…hydrosoluble CoQ10. Adhering to a smart cholesterol lowering diet, like the PAMM diet I talk about so frequently, is a wonderful way to maintain healthy cholesterol. You’d be surprised by how just eating the right foods can help you lower your LDL cholesterol levels, while you increase HDL cholesterol levels…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…everything you can to stop smoking and preserve good heart health. Heart Health Mistake #2: Eating Trans-Fats. These killer fats are associated with increased free radical damage, which in turn causes inflammation, disease, and age-related changes. They also promote LDL oxidation, lower HDL levels, and raise…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…That’s why I encourage everyone to make regular blood sugar testing a part of your heart health regimen to head off diabetes and heart disease. * Insulin resistance can damage the heart. The reason is that when your body becomes resistant to insulin, it increases inflammation in your entire body, including…

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