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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…do. I decided to call this updated heart healthy diet plan the PAMM diet. It includes fresh fruits and vegetables in season, fish and whole grains. Meat is used sparingly, often just enough for flavoring. Meals are based on numerous small portions for lots of variety, and the lightest meal is at the…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

…results from your body's ineffective break-down of methionine, an essential amino acid found in all proteins but in greater amounts in animal proteins. Meat, eggs, milk, and cheese have two to three times the methionine that grains and vegetables do. Some homocysteine is fine; your body is equipped to handle…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…cholesterol in red meat isn’t what makes red meat a cardiovascular risk—but rather it’s the L-carnitine in red meat that’s troublesome. Dr. Sinatra's Thoughts on the Red Meat Study First off, I’ve been saying the same thing for years—that the cholesterol and fat in red meat aren’t the real…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nearly every news report featured photos of red meat with headlines proclaiming the saturated fat in red meat is innocent—and the L-carnitine in red meat is causing heart attacks. The study said the culprit is trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a waste product…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…the meat and onto charcoal. The longer the cook time, the more HCA’s are released by the fat in “muscle meats” whether they are broiled or pan-fried. The National Cancer Institute has identified 17 different HCA’s that we may be getting from pork, fish and foul (not just grilled meats) that…

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6 Healthy Grilling Tips

…avoid eating any burned skin or fat. 2) Grilling Tip #2: Partially cooking your meats before putting them on the grill helps to reduce the time they are exposed to the high heat. 3) Grilling Tip #3: Piercing your meat with a fork results in juices and fat falling on the flame creating flare-ups that…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling

…amount of time your meat spends on the grill. Plus, a marinade consisting of 10% plain soy sauce and 1% sugar has been found to cut the production of COPs (carcinogenic compounds) by more than 60%. * Use a Rosemary Rub: Rosemary helps to prevent the buildup of toxic carcinogens in meat, and even contains…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…L-carnitine, Start With Your Diet The word "carnitine" comes from the Latin carnis, meaning flesh or meat. We get some L-carnitine benefits through our food. It's most abundantly found in red meat. Lamb is by far the best source of this amino acid, but you can also get the benefits of L'carnitine it…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…as much as possible, and that includes eating little or no red meat. Research indicates that just one serving of red meat per day is associated with a 50 percent increase in prostate and colorectal cancer risk. If you do eat red meat on a regular basis go organic and range fed or grass fed as much…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…development of breast and prostate cancer is right on. But I don’t fully subscribe to his general premise. Here’s why. Some vegetarians will not eat meat but will eat eggs and dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Others avoid all foods derived from animals. In my opinion, a strict vegetarian…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…always made enough chicken, meat, or fish to share with them. They also enjoyed scrambled eggs mixed in, which are a great source of protein. When we dined out, we brought doggy bags home to warm up and combine with other healthy foods for them. Even leftover bones and meat fragments were treasured for…

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5 Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

…Grilling Tips Safe Grilling Tip #1: Select Your Meats Carefully: Some of the best heart-healthy grilling choices are beef, bison, and lamb. Instead of buying fatty hamburger meat, I have the butcher grind up free range, top round steak into burger meat. Some places sell a good lean ground round, but…

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The Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

…source of lipoic acid is red meat, which often contains high levels of saturated fats, hormones, pesticides and radiation. If you have high triglyceride levels, need to lower your LDL cholesterol levels, have poor circulation, or other heart health risks, you should eat red meat in moderation. As a result…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…barbecue and gathering with friends to enjoy dinner in the great outdoors. As enjoyable as these get-togethers can be, research has shown that grilling meat at high temperatures can create a number of harmful compounds. High heat from an open flame creates COPs, highly carcinogenic compounds that are similar…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

meat, sugar and dairy products appears to be most detrimental to sun damage to skin. These are the same foods that starve your heart of key nutrients and put it at risk. The worst nutritional offenders in terms of premature aging are cakes and pastries, cordials, full fat milk, potatoes, red meat and…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

One of Dr. Sinatra’s safe at-home summer grilling tips is to always marinate your meat, fowl, or fish in the refrigerator, not the kitchen counter. Set aside any extra sauce you wish to use for basting before it touches the raw foods. We also follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…That’s why I wanted to share some of my best heart-smart secrets to make your holiday celebration both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Eating meat two or three times a week is fine in a heart-healthy diet. Some of the best heart-healthy choices are organic, free-range lamb, beef, and…

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How to Stick to a Heart-Healthy Diet Plan When Eating Out

…did—called Sea Salt. The restaurant has open air dining and an extremely heart-healthy menu. The four of us shared fresh local seafood and grass-fed meat with organic fresh vegetables. If you have a local contact when you’re traveling—by all means tap into it. You can also benefit from a bit of local…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing that saturated fat turns into cholesterol in the body, which then promotes heart disease. Eggs have probably taken…

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