Tag Archives: Heart Disease

What Sugar and Fat Have in Common – and why you should care

Holiday indulgences can result in more than gaining a few extra pounds. Fatty sweet cookies, pies, and candy as well as excess calories and alcohol can lead to a spike in your triglycerides. Why should this concern you? It may … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Consciously or not, the average American consumes 28 teaspoons of added sugars a day – that’s more than 90 pounds of sugar per year. The American Heart Association recommends women limit their added sugar to just 100 calories per day … Continue reading

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Healthy Heart Quiz

February marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, and it’s not just about Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US. Each year, more than two million heart attacks and strokes take place resulting in … Continue reading

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Veggie Quesadillas – Delicious and High in Fiber.

Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits such as lowering your risk of … Continue reading

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Coo Coo for Coconut Oil

It seems like everywhere I go, people are talking about coconut oil. Either they are consuming it already or intend on getting some because they’ve heard about its remarkable health benefits. Coconut oil is heavily promoted on websites and proclaimed … Continue reading

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What’s So Fattening About Fat Anyway?

Americans are clearly obsessed with low-fat and fat-free foods. A walk down the aisle of any grocery store will confirm this obsession. There have never been so many options. You can’t get away from all the supposedly guilt-free foods: fat-free … Continue reading

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