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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…result in sudden cardiac death. If you smoke, do everything you can to stop smoking and preserve good heart health. Heart Health Mistake #2: Eating Trans-Fats. These killer fats are associated with increased free radical damage, which in turn causes inflammation, disease, and age-related changes. They also…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…range. Always strive to consume more potassium than sodium, and make 3 grams of potassium a day your minimum goal. Food-Label Trap #2. Avoid trans-fats. Trans-fats raise LDL levels and reduce HDL levels. They also increase lipoprotein(a), an especially dangerous form of cholesterol that’s hard to detect…

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Books on Reversing and Preventing Heart Disease

…cardiologist, I can resonate with the “heart tune-up” concept, and his solutions are in-line with mine. For example, he vilifies sugar and trans-fats and acknowledges that cholesterol isn’t the main indicator of future heart issues. He also does a good job of giving practical solutions, such…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…a multivitamin? The biggest reason is that our environment is very toxic, exposing us to heavy metals, insecticides, pesticides, radiation and trans-fats. And the benefits of multivitamins help your body to overcome that oxidative stress. In fact, I call a multivitamin a form of health insurance. Some…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…Save Money for Healthy Living Healthy Living Budget Tip #1: Diet. It’s quite simple. Cut way, way down on the sugar and sweets. Stay away from trans-fats (fried foods and processed food with hydrogenated oil) and polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

…are associated with lower rates of high-risk prostate cancer. If you listen to these findings, you would throw out your fish oil and load up on trans-fats. No Real Connection Made Between Omega 3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer It's also important to note that the omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer connection…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…the typical American diet, I am very concerned about the healthy heart nutrition lessons we're teaching our children. The high levels of salt, trans-fats, and calories in fast food can cause serious harm to the heart and the rest of the body. But the reality of life is that, on any given day one-quarter…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…get the whole family off the couch and go out for a walk, bike ride, or toss the ball around in the yard. * Serve Healthy Meals: High salt, high trans-fat meals—which are far too common in fast-food restaurants—lead to obesity and hypertension. Try cooking at home, and involve your children in planning…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…skip microwave popcorn since microwave ovens expose both you and your food to harmful radiation. Plus, microwave popcorn has enormous amounts of trans fats and must be avoided. * Instead, pop your own organic popcorn in an air popper. One full cup of air popped popcorn contains just 31 calories and a…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods that are rich in heart-healthy fats and soluble fiber. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your triglyceride and HDL cholesterol…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…Avoid milkshake-type designer coffees, (like lattes), which are rich in sugar and calories. * Sidestep artificial coffee creamers that are high in trans fats. * Remember that “decaf” doesn’t mean “caffeine-free.” In order to be labeled “decaf” a coffee must be at least 97.5 percent caffeine…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…and other organs. 2. Avoid Trans Fats Like the Plague: Trans fats are essentially a man-made fat that’s created by adding hydrogen to polyunsaturated oils (such as vegetable oil). Food manufacturers use these fats to prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. Trans fats increase free radical activity…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…sweeteners that cause inflammation, plus phosphoric acid that leaches calcium out of bones. 8. Trans fats. These unnatural fats have been removed from many foods, but they still bear watching out for. Because trans fats promote inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, avoid consuming, or cooking with…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…glasses a day. I suggest distilled water in glass bottles. 4. Don’t let convenience influence your meal planning. Avoid processed foods, chemicals, trans fats, and preservatives. One good rule of thumb is to always shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Generally speaking, the processed food found in…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…degenerative diseases. Free radicals are generated by smoking, high sugar intake, excessive physical or emotional stress, heavy metal toxins, radiation, trans fats and some drugs. Poor bioenergetics. Bioenergetics refers to the ability of cells to generate and use energy, and it often falters in patients who…

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