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The Real “Magic Bullet” for Reducing Your Stroke Risk

…significantly lower stroke risk. But what they also found is that the women in the study who ate diets highest in trans-fats had a 39% increased risk for a stroke. That’s because trans-fats which are in some processed foods, like cookies, crackers, and chips raise LDL cholesterol levels and reduce HDL…

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Trans Fats are Killing You

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Trans fats are the man-made, partially hydrogenated fats that food manufacturers use to prolong shelf life in approximately 75 percent of the food in the standard American diet. These killer fats poison your body, and I warn all…

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5 Things You Should (Almost) Never Do

…as well life-threatening arrhythmias that all too often result in sudden cardiac death. If you smoke, do everything you can to stop. 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

…into the healthy range. Always strive to consume more potassium than sodium, and make 3 grams of potassium a day your minimum goal. 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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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…reasons I co-authored The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook. The present study conducted at the University of Cambridge also looked at omega-6 oils, trans-fats, and fish oil. As expected, trans-fats—which should never be part of a heart-healthy diet—were a disaster. They also suggested that omega-3s…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…HDL blood levels include: * smoking cessation; * maintaining an optimum body weight (obesity is associated with reduced HDL levels); * avoiding trans-fats (which increase LDL, and reduce HDL and blood cholesterol levels); and * consuming more soluble fiber, as well as monounsaturated and omega-3 fats…

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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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5 Pennywise Secrets to Better Heart Health

…healthy, for just pennies a day—or in many cases, for free. 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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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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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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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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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…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…

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Eat Well for Heart Health

…and whether or not you’ll experience cardiovascular problems. That’s why you should avoid sugar, sodas, sweets, refined carbohydrates, and trans fats (e.g., fried foods, partially hydrogenated oil) as much as possible. They are, without a doubt, the biggest enemies of a healthy cardiovascular system…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

…Hidden Risks to Cardiovascular Health * Products labeled “zero trans fats.” Many people don’t realize that a food product can legally advertise that it contains no trans fats, as long as it contains less than 1/2 gram of trans fats. So, you need to ignore that claim and read the ingredient list…

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There's Really Nothing "Sweet" About Sugar!

…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.drsinatra.com…

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Does Healthy Cholesterol Really Lower Risk of Dementia?

…don’t know about their lifestyle habits. Did they eat diets high in carbohydrates, sugar, or trans fats? These, too, stoke inflammation, and trans fats, specifically, have been shown to destroy brain cells. If you have high cholesterol, rest assured that you’re not destined for Alzheimer’s. However…

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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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