Meat

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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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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6 Healthy Grilling Tips for Memorial Day

…avoid eating any burned skin or fat. 2) Precook Your Meats: Partially cooking your meats before putting them on the grill helps to reduce the time they are exposed to the high heat. 3) Use Tongs, Not a Fork to Flip Your Meats: Piercing your meat with a fork results in juices and fat falling on the flame…

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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: The Key To Good Health

…nutrient! To Get More Carnitine, Start With Your Diet The word carnitine comes from the Latin carnis, meaning flesh or meat. We get carnitine through our food, most abundantly in red meat. Lamb is by far the best source of this amino acid, but you can also get it in pork, beef, and poultry. Although deficiencies…

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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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10 Cancer-Prevention Habits 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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Just in Time for Spring: 5 Heart-Smart Grilling Secrets

…Here are some of my top grilling tips: 1. Select Your Meats Carefully: Some of the best heart-healthy 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 avoid…

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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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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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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…celebration both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Some of the best heart-healthy 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 avoid…

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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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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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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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9 Tips for Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping

…organic and low fat on the packaging, and select cage-free eggs, too. 5. When buying meats and poultry, look on the package for those that are grass fed, free range, and/or “natural.” You also want to avoid meats marbled with fat. Also don’t be afraid to ask the butcher to trim the visible fat from…

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Mercury in Fish: Is It a Worry, or Not?

For many years I used to eat a good deal of fish, primarily for its protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and as a substitute for red meat. However, I later “scaled back” my fish intake because fish is a major source of mercury and researchers have long considered this exposure as potentially harmful…

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Heart Risk Factor: Homocysteine

…of premature cardiovascular disease are directly related to excessive levels of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels can be caused by foods—red meat, avocados, sunflower seeds, wild game, poultry, and ricotta cheese. These foods contain the amino acid methio?nine. If you don’t get enough B vitamins…

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B Vitamins Can Save Your Heart and Your Life

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

Recently, a reader wrote to ask, “If fat and cholesterol do not cause heart disease, why was Dr. Esselstyn able to cure heart disease with a low-fat, healthy vegetarian diet?” That’s an excellent question. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is a great American, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his New…

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