Protein Drinks

Check Your Fibrinogen Level

Fibrinogen is a coagulation-type protein that determines the stickiness of your blood. You need adequate fibrinogen levels to stop bleeding when you’ve been injured, but higher-than-normal fibrinogen levels have been associated with too much blood clotting, which can lead to poor blood circulation…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

drinks. 4. Use natural sweeteners. If you need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. 5. Eat several small meals. Start with breakfast, and include some protein

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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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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…phosphates inactivate magnesium, a critical mineral for your health. While I’m on the subject, also watch out for sweetened trendy teas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. One popular brand of vitamin-infused water has more sugar per bottle than a doughnut! * If you need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…usually under the guise of high fructose corn syrup. This corn-based sweetener is used in thousands of foods, from ketchup and tomato sauce to soft drinks and crackers. Do everything you can to avoid foods containing this sweetener. * Use natural sweeteners. If you must sweeten foods, add a little fruit…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

Whether it's thinking that wine is healthy so drink up, or that vitamins can overcome an unhealthy lifestyle, here are the 10 most common heart health pitfalls and how to avoid them. During my 30-plus years in active practice, I repeatedly encountered misguided patients who would twist, ignore, or minimize…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…corn which could be adverse to us over time. The best red meat in my opinion is buffalo. Plus, of course, don’t smoke. Cancer-Prevention Tip #2: Drink clean water without excessive chlorine or chemicals. Chlorine kills your natural intestinal bacteria, which support your immune system. To protect yourself…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…Thomas Shea, Ph.D. As you may know, those with Alzheimer’s disease gradually accumulate beta-amyloid in their brains—tiny molecules of fibrous protein that get all tangled up within the brain’s nerve cells. Over time, this entanglement causes neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction. Studies…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…healthier life. 5 Heart-Healthy Gifts * Homemade Harvest Trail Mix. Nuts and seeds are the perfect heart-healthy foods, supplying healthy fats and protein. Try mixing up a batch of my Harvest Trail Mix, which contains nuts, seeds and dried fruits, and give it to your gift recipient in a great reusable…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…eggs are a perfect protein and can be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. I simply don’t believe that people need to, or even should, shun all foods with cholesterol or saturated fats. Like everything else, you want balance in your diet. * Wine is good for you, so drink up. Scientific research…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

I thought I knew all there was to know about the perks of various varieties of fruit, but then I discovered a refreshing summertime drink with a fruit I had underestimated: Watermelon. That's right! Watermelon is rich in all the right stuff, including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize…

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Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…digestive problems is a raw food diet. Raw fruits and vegetables contain live vital organic elements, particularly enzymes, which help to digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Yet, many Americans don't eat enough raw foods. Many of our foods are cooked, microwaved, and irradiated. Gamma radiation…

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