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The benefits of “olive oil”

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(Reuters Health) – A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries, a Spanish study suggests. “A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil improves the function of high-density lipoproteins, […]

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Healthy Heart Prescription: The Portfolio Eating Plan

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Healthy Heart Prescription: The Portfolio Eating Plan Research shows that creating a “portfolio” of healthful food choices can help protect your heart. There is no shortage of recommendations for foods you should eat to keep your heart healthy: Olive oil, almonds, oat bran, green tea, tofu, and kombucha are top of the list. But one […]

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Women and Heart Disease

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Heart Disease Is a Woman’s Disease Lifestyle can help protect you from the number one killer of women. Great article by – By Densie Webb, PhD, RD In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease […]

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How many calories are in your coffee? Tea?

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Study shows how many calories Americans add to coffee, tea Researchers have found that people significantly increase their caloric intake by the sweeteners they add to their coffee or tea. Jan. 30 (UPI) — A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign analyzed the impact adding sweeteners to coffee and tea have on […]

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Foods that fight inflammation

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Foods that fight inflammation Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. Your immune system attacks anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of […]

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Added Sugar = Added Risk for Heart Disease

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Added Sugars Add to Your Risk of Dying from Heart Disease Getting too much added sugar in your diet could significantly increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in April 2014. According to the study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine, those who got 17 to 21 percent of calories […]

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The link between sodium and heart disease.

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Sodium studies blur the picture on what is heart healthy  POSTED AUGUST 15, 2014, 9:21 AM Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Sodium study results Too much sodium consumption can increase blood pressure and cause the body to hold onto fluid. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart […]

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There is a test for that!

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Scientists have developed a urine test that measures the health of a person’s diet. The five-minute test measures biological markers in urine created by the breakdown of foods such as red meat, chicken, fish and fruit and vegetables. The analysis, developed by researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University, also gives an […]

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The Mediterranean Diet vs The Plant-Based Diet

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According to NutritionFacts.org – Written by: Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on January 5th, 2017 Recent studies have shown that higher Mediterranean diet adherence scores are associated with a significant reduction of the risk of death, heart disease, cancer, and brain disease. The problem with such population studies is that people who eat healthier may also live […]

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The Mediterranean Diet and Heart Disease

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According to a new study, about 30% of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables. These findings were published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s website. They were […]

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