Protein

To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…singing the praises of soy as a “miracle food.” At the time, the research looked promising, and it seemed as if we had an authentic vegetable protein panacea. Tofu and soy milk products were the rage. But times have changed, and when it comes to soy these days there are a lot of questions and confusion…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…The knowledge that inflammation is a major predictor of coronary artery disease began with a landmark study showing that high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—one of the principal markers of inflammation—increased the risk of developing coronary artery disease. The Harvard University Women’s Health…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…insulin response, it’s important to eat protein with your morning meal. There’s another benefit here, too. Heart-healthy proteins provide slow-burning energy that will keep you energized, and increase your satiety until your mid-day meal. One good protein-rich choice for a heaert-healthy breakfast…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…Protein—Some protein is necessary to build strong bones, but excessive amounts of animal protein without sufficient calcium intake to balance it can have a harmful effect on bone health. I recommend a diet with no more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein to ensure bone…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…. Make sure that you include this kind of healthy protein in every meal. A consistent association exists between a high protein intake, particularly non-animal protein, and lowering high blood pressure. Fermented milk supplemented with whey protein concentrate is also effective for lowering blood pressure…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…Healthy zone: 1.0-1.8 ug/mL * C-Reactive Protein (CRP): The level of this protein indicates the presence of inflammation in the body. Healthy zone: * Ferritin: This substance reflects the amount of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, * Fibrinogen: This protein is converted into fibrin, which promotes…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

…it in your best interest to go gluten free? To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at gluten. What is gluten? Simply put, gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other grains. For those with Celiac disease, eating even a small amount of gluten can cause damage to the villi—the…

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Dangers of Mobile Phone Radiation

…blood samples from adolescents and documented an association between a protein called transthyretin and cell phone use. And while lead investigator Fredrik Soderquist cannot yet make a connection between this specific protein and a cause for concern, it does indicate that the brain is being affected…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…50 percent slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30 percent healthy fats; and 25 percent protein. I’d also urge you to eat organic as much as possible. Moderate Carbohydrates, More Protein and Healthy Fats In a nutshell, the Mediterranean diet encourages eating cold-water fish such as salmon…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…ingredients and spread on turkey mixture. Bake 45 minutes. Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 220, Fat 4.5 g, Sodium 170 mg, Carbs 15 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 26 g Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup (Makes 4 servings) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 medium…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of C-reactive protein (CRP). This is your body’s key inflammatory marker. While the overall numbers may vary according to the lab, look for a general reading below one…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…vegetarian diet. I greatly enjoyed reading Dr. Campbell’s book and he’s absolutely right on many points. For example, I think his theory about animal protein promoting the development of breast and prostate cancer is right on. But I don’t fully subscribe to his general premise. Here’s why. Some vegetarians…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…the following: * Elevated homocysteine * Lp(a), the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…healthy breakfast choice—keeping you feeling full longer and your blood sugar steady. * DO Include Healthy Proteins in Your Breakfast: Farm-fresh organic eggs, avocado, and whey protein are all healthy breakfast choices. * DO Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Their Juices: Blueberries, strawberries…

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Reduce the Risk of Mercury Poisoning From Eating Fish

Fish is a wonderful source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But… The world’s oceans contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, making fish our primary source of environmental exposure to mercury poisoning. Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, some more than…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…as a byproduct of the metabolism of an essential amino acid called methionine. Methionine is found in meats, cheeses, poultry, avocados and high-protein foods, but it’s not your dietary intake of these foods that causes problems. The real problem is that many of us lack the enzymes and vitamins we…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Winning Waldorf Salmon Salad

…enjoy this heart healthy recipe as much as I do. Nutritional Info (per serving): Calories 331, Total fat 18, Sodium 741 mg, Carbs 15 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 29 g Now It's Your Turn: Do you have a favorite salmon recipe? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Healthy Salad Nicoise Recipe * Fish: The Wonder…

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4 Foods for Depression

…week, and don’t worry about the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL cholesterol. That’s an unfounded myth. 2. Include 4–5 oz. protein with every meal to stimulate steady production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations, in addition to fish, are organic…

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

For many years I used to eat a good deal of fish in my healthy heart diet, primarily for its protein and omega-3 fatty acids. However, I later “scaled back” my fish intake because mercury levels in fish have been a major concern among researchers. They've long considered this exposure potentially…

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4 Ways to Short-Circuit the Winter Blues

…alone. One note of caution, if you’re on Coumadin you shouldn’t take St. John’s wort. * Eat your way to a brighter mood. Eat a low-sugar, high-protein diet. Include eggs in your diet which contain the basic amino acids to support the formation of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that…

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