Protein Drinks

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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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…you’re going to reduce carbohydrates that severely, it’s important to not replace those calories with protein because high-protein diets can rely heavily on animal protein sources. Animal proteins may be laced with dangerous insecticides, pesticides, and radiation—all of which can set you up for cancer…

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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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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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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

Whether it's thinking that wine is healthy so you can 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…

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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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Check Your Fibrinogen Levels to Reduce Your Heart Risk

Knowing your fibrinogen levels could save you from serious heart and blood circulation issues. 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…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

I thought I knew all there was to know about the perks of different types of fruit, but then I discovered a refreshing summertime drink with a fruit I had underestimated: watermelon. Watermelon contains a number of important nutrients, 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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