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

…what I’ve been preaching for years, that saturated fat doesn’t increase heart attack risk. In fact, I was the lead author on a paper published in February in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition on this same topic—called The Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Statin Controversy A Commentary…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

We’ve long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…reputation—and with good reason. A medium size bucket of popcorn at a movie theatre concession stand can pack upwards of 1,600 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat! But a study has shed light on the healthier side of this popular treat. Researchers from the University of Scranton just revealed their findings…

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There's Really Nothing "Sweet" About Sugar!

…the inflammatory mayhem that eventually leads to heart attack and stroke. That's why this repeated sugar-insulin reaction is more damaging than saturated fat, trans fats, radiation, microbes, or pharmaceutical drugs. The answer? Cut the sugar! For more information on cardiovascular nutrition, visit www…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…a statin—even when prescribed on a regular basis—as smart medicine for heart disease prevention. The saturated fat issue is a relic of dark-age medicine when they thought that saturated fat produced cholesterol. It doesn’t and it’s been proven that it doesn’t. It’s excess sugar that causes…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing that saturated fat turns into cholesterol in the body, which then promotes heart disease.…

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10 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…degeneration and is instrumental in both lung and heart health. Popeye was right on! * Free-range buffalo—An outstanding source of protein with minimal saturated fat. Grass-fed buffalo also contains omega-3 fatty acids. * Wild Alaskan salmon—Rich in omega-3s and the vital carotenoid astaxanthin that helps prevent…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…conk people on the heads in Marx Brothers movies—can do your heart good—and a lot more. Many people shun coconut oil because it’s high in saturated fat, which is true. But coconut oil is also the least vulnerable oil to oxidative stress and free radical formation—in fact it’s probably the safest…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…-carnitine and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nearly every news report featured photos of red meat with headlines proclaiming the saturated fat in red meat is innocent—and the L-carnitine in red meat is causing heart attacks. The study said the culprit is trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)…

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