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…omega-3 fats (those in fatty, cold water fish and fish oil) and activated omega-6 fats. Activated omega-6s are non-inflammatory and found in black currant seed oil, flaxseed, and oatmeal. They are different from the omega-6 fats in potato chips, many cooking oils, and other processed foods. The body…

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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Blood Pressure

omega-6 essential fatty acids—evening primrose oil, black currant oil, or borage oil and ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil. Small amounts of omega-6 fatty acids decrease inflammation, one of the biggest culprits behind increased blood pressure. By the way, I’m not talking about processed omega-6

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

…is one of the reasons I co-authored The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook. The present study conducted at the University of Cambridge also looked at omega-6 oils, trans-fats, and fish oil. As expected, trans-fats—which should never be part of a heart-healthy diet—were a disaster. They also suggested…

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

…more complicated than that. I feel the most beneficial effect of Dr. Esselstyn’s vegetarian diet is the combination of the drastic reduction of omega-6 oils (which are pro-inflammatory) and the impressive increase of fiber which clears the gut of toxins. However, my personal preference is a more balanced…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…you’re choosing grass-fed beef, which is usually raised organically—so 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…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat aren’t the Enemy

…beef—but make it grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is usually organically raised, so it’s not filled with antibiotics, steroids, hormones or inflammatory omega-6 fats. * You can have butter. Just eat it in moderation. * Eggs are perfectly heart-healthy. Cage-free, DHA-fortified organic eggs are a perfect protein…

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Fish: The Wonder Food

…plan for optimal health. What makes fish so important to any healthy heart nutrition plan is the fact that it is an abundant source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. As you may know, these are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs) because they are necessary for life itself. Our bodies can’t manufacture…

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