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…

Read More

C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

C-reactive protein is a heart risk factor that the medical world has started to take note of. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate a risk for heart attack and stroke. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection. Let’s look at…

Read More

Lower C-Reactive Protein With Ecklonia Cava

…of the JUPITER study a couple months ago, I've been answering a lot of questions about whether you should take a statin drug to lower C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP, as you know, is an indicator of inflammation in the body, and lowering it can help prevent heart attacks. The JUPITER study showed that…

Read More

Heart Risk Factors and C-Reactive Protein

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with atherosclerotic plaque. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate risk of heart attack and stroke. Multiple studies have identified CRP as a potent predictor of future cardiovascular…

Read More

C-Reactive Protein (CRP): A Heart Risk Factor

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with atherosclerotic plaque. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate you could be at risk of heart attack and stroke. Multiple studies have identified CRP as a potent predictor of future…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Soy Promotes Healthy Cholesterol Levels

…diet. Case in point, an August 1995 meta-analysis from the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who ate an average of 47 grams of soy protein per day had a 13 percent decrease in LDL cholesterol levels, a 10.5 percent decrease in triglycerides, and a nine percent decrease in total cholesterol…

Read More

Go Nuts!

…apt to have healthy blood pressure levels. Their ability to stay so healthy and dodge so many heart risk factors is because a good deal of their protein and caloric intake comes from nuts. What kind of nuts should you eat? My top three choices are almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. Almonds are a good…

Read More

Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, lean protein, and healthy fats at every meal. For best results, here's how I recommend you put together your menu: * 40-45 percent low-density carbohydrates, mostly low-glycemic vegetables and fruits. * 20–25 percent lean protein, such as chicken, fish, tofu, or egg…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

…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 Turkey Vegetable Soup (Makes 4 servings) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 medium turnip, diced 1 cup…

Read More

Healthy Heart Nutrition Starts with Flax

…will become rancid. The beauty of flaxseed is that you get significant amounts of protein and fiber in a tiny package. In a typical 2 oz. serving (1/4 cup), you'll get approximately 11 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. Exact amounts will vary with the quality of the flaxseed and how it's grown. Easy…

Read More

A New Weapon To Fight Heart Disease

…cardiovascular problems or you’ve recently experienced a virus or urinary infection that could cause inflammation, have your doctor check your C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection (including pneumonia, herpes, chlamydia, and possibly…

Read More

Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

…your levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and fibrinogen. These biochemicals help predict cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of chronic inflammation, and homocysteine is a toxic amino acid involved in the early stages of arterial damage. Fibrinogen is a protein with inflammatory and clot…

Read More