4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s the perfect time to schedule that physical and to make sure you get your cholesterol levels checked.   National Cholesterol Education Month is a great time to learn what cholesterol is and to understand the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol. While your body…

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8 Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is celebrated all around the nation on September 29th! World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation, is one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Every year about 17.3 million people die from heart disease and…

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Have an Egg-stravaganza for National Egg Day

Today is National Egg Day and I thought it would be the perfect day to shed light on the truth about eggs.  For many, they either eat eggs as a breakfast staple or shy away from them in fear of them raising their cholesterol.  But, eggs are actually a very healthy breakfast option (and great…

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Have an Oat-tastic Day

Even though oatmeal has been around forever, it seems like people are finally sparking interest over this old breakfast. Overnight oats, steel cut oats, oatmeal granola bars, and oatmeal energy bites- the options are boundless! So why this sudden revival in one of America’s oldest breakfasts? People are rediscovering all of the wonderful benefits of…

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart Health Foods

Heart to Heart   Did you know that February is American Heart Month? This month is dedicated to help reduce that amount of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every 3rd death. In order…

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A Shift in Thinking about Dietary Cholesterol

For quite some time, people have sworn by choosing egg whites over whole eggs to avoid eating too much cholesterol, and for seemingly good reason.  High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, which is why the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has always recommended that people eat no more…

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Health Benefits of Soy

Good for the Heart: Heart disease is currently the leading cause of mortality in both men and women in the United States. Maintaining a heart healthy diet can have a substantial impact on this disease. Studies have shown that soy foods positively reduce LDL cholesterol. Along with soy protein, soy contains fiber and phytonutrients that…

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Top Ten Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

Apples: Apple pectin is a soluble fiber that helps remove the cholesterol from your body! Apples contain flavanoids which act as powerful anti-oxidants that seem to halt the “bad” cholesterol from accumulating in your bloodstream. Avocado: Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, a type of fat that may help to raise the “good”…

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Fall 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: Fish Oil and Red Yeast Rice May Help Lower Blood Cholesterol Tea Drinking Associated with Increased Bone Mineral Density Have a Salad Plate as Colorful as Autumn’s Leaves 3 Great Ways to Fall into Fitness Be Wary of Gobbling Thanksgiving Calories Feature Food of the Month: Cranberries Healthy Recipe: Poached Pears in…

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Fall 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: A Daily Dose of Pistachio Nuts May Lower Cholesterol Can Increased Consumption of Flaxseed Delay Prostate Cancer Growth? The Link Between Tea and Ovarian Cancer A Diet Deficient in Dairy May Influence Diabetes Risk Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Possible Among Soda Drinkers ‘Tis the Season for…Turkey! Feature Food of the Month: Chili…

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Tips for Lowering Cholesterol

Getting your cholesterol levels checked on a consistent basis is the key to living a healthy life. According to the American Heart Association, those who have cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dl are at double the risk of having a heart attack as opposed to those who have cholesterol levels <200 mg/dl. Include “good” fats…

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Fall 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Lower Your Cholesterol Level NOW! Drink Up…Green Tea for Good Health Growing Old Gracefully Increased Vitamin D Intake May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Helpful Hints for a Healthier Family Decreasing Diabetes Related Complications Enjoy a Nutritious Thanksgiving this Year Feature Food of the Month: Papaya Healthy Recipe: Papaya, Jicama, and Avocado Salad…

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Winter 2005: To Your Health

In this Issue: Specialty Holiday Coffee Drinks and Your Health Top 10 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties Chanukah…the Festival of Lights… and Potato Latkes Lowering Your Cholesterol Count Replacing Herbs and Spices for Fats in Cooking Exercising the Winter Blues Away Feature Food of the Month: Pomegranates Healthy Recipe: Roasted Pomegranate Chicken  Specialty Holiday Coffee…

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