The time has flown in very fast but I guess that’s because I have been running I go into running when my personal trainer (Jenniffer Almiento) suggested we add it into my workouts. I had always been worried about running due to it being a weight-bearing exercise… Continue
Added by Andrew Scott on August 6, 2010 at 2:01am —
It's no secret that nuts are good for your heart. We know that consuming nuts can dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but scientists are just beginning to figure out how this works. A recent study found that almonds have a potent… Continue
Added by Susana on April 13, 2010 at 8:10am —
It has been a little over a year not eating red meat or pork. My entire life, I grew up on eating and loving to eat these meat products. Some of my favorite foods included Italian combos, steak drizzled with gorgonzola and rueben sandwiches. Anytime I ate red meat, I always felt tired and as if some brick was just sitting in my stomach. Red meat never settled well for me. After conducting some research on how industrial cows were treated, and the impact of raising and then eating it has on the… Continue
Added by Sharon Porter on November 18, 2009 at 11:45am —
The DASH Diet has been proven to lower blood pressure
in as little as two weeks. Researchers are interested in the impact of the DASH diet on other aspects of heart health.
A new study looked at the DASH diets effect on heart failure
in women. Out of over 36,000 women between… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 10, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Whole grain sales have increased 17% in the last year according to the Packaged Facts market research firm. Diets rich in whole grains are linked to numerous benefits, such as decreased heart disease risk, improved digestive health, and reduction in cancer. Retail sales hit $5 billion in 2008 and anticipated to reach $6 billion by 2013.
Fortunately, this appears to be a new trend that is not a short term “fad”!
Great sources of whole grains include:
100% whole… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on October 6, 2009 at 11:00am —
Here's a question I was recently asked:
How does high cholesterol affect your cardiovascular system?
Let me see if I can explain and keep the process easy to understand!
First the endothelium (thin inner lining of your blood vessels) becomes damaged and inflamed. This damage can be caused by a variety of factors, such as high blood pressure
, high… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 15, 2009 at 6:00pm —
1. Reduce your SODIUM intake.
Too much sodium in your diet can contribute to high blood pressure and make your blood pressure treatment less effective. Simply reducing your sodium
intake to 2.3 grams (6 g table salt) daily can decrease your blood pressure.
The average American consumes 6-18 grams of table salt daily (about 3 teaspoons). The body… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 10, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Heart healthy tips can be quite simple!
1. Use olive oil to prepare your meals.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol. To receive the highest level of antioxidant benefits, select "extra-virgin" and "virgin" olive oils, the least processed forms. When you see the term “light” on olive oil labels, it indicates a reduced olive flavor.
Simple ways to use more olive oil:
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 31, 2009 at 1:30pm —
With healthcare reform on many people’s minds, and awareness of the rising and overwhelming costs of chronic disease, I want to bring to your attention two recent articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association
), both of which study the effects of lifestyle factors on two all-too-common chronic illnesses in two different populations.
The first study
by Forman et al… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on August 3, 2009 at 6:00am —
Barley contains the same soluble fiber and beta-glucan as oats. Individuals who regularly consume barley have lower LDL cholesterol
, triglycerides, and total cholesterol.
A review of studies found the beta glucan in barley linked to decreased total cholesterol of 13 mg/dl, decreased LDL cholesterol of 10 mg/dl, and a reduced triglyceride
level of 12 mg/dl. The review found no… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on July 23, 2009 at 10:00am —
Vegetarian or 'plant-based' diets can be a very healthy eating style. By not eating meat, you automatically consume less cholesterol and saturated fat. All the other rules still apply, however, of practicing variety, balance and moderation.
Start your day with breakfast.
Breakfast fills your "empty tank" to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help you do better in school. Easy to prepare breakfasts include… Continue
Added by Sara Micale on July 20, 2009 at 11:08pm —
A study from the National Cancer Institute found individuals consuming the most red and processed meats at greater risk of death from cancer and heart disease versus those eating lower levels.
The ten year study began in 1995 and evaluated the dietary intake of over 500,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 71. The study divided types of meat into three categories – red meat, white meat, and processed meat.
Red meat was defined as beef, pork, ham, bacon, hamburger,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 18, 2009 at 8:30am —
Flaxseed is a great diet addition if you are looking to reduce your risk for heart disease. Flaxseed
is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytochemical lignans.
Flax is an option for individuals that dislike fish, but want to boost their intake of omega 3 fatty acids which are known to decrease heart disease risk by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Also, the fiber content makes meals “heavier” so you feel… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 11, 2009 at 9:00am —
A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that most American’s know they need to avoid trans fats, but only 20% actually knew which foods contained trans fats.
Trans fat is a processed fat, produced as a by-product when hydrogen is added to make a substance more solid at room temperature. For example, margarine is hydrogenated vegetable oil – hydrogen was added and the by-product trans fat is produced. Although, it should be noted that many… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 4, 2009 at 8:00am —
To achieve health benefits, it is recommended that we include 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity 5 days each week. Well, what exactly is considered moderate intensity?
San Diego State University recently studied the effect of different exercise intensity levels to determine how fast someone needs to walk to be exercising at a moderate intensity level. Researchers monitored cardiac exertion of walking at different rates in 97 healthy adults on a treadmill. It was determined… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 28, 2009 at 10:00am —
A few days ago, I shared a little information on the nutrient L-carnitine
. I want to give you a few more details related to this nutrient.
Let's review the function of L-carnitine. In order for the heart to pump blood it needs fuel. This fuel is produced in the mitochondria of your cells. The hearts preferred energy source is fatty acids. Coenzyme Q10 is needed for the production of ATP (fuel) within the mitochondria. L-carnitine… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
This is probably a supplement you’ve never heard of, but when supplemented along with coenzyme Q10 substantial benefits have been seen in individuals with heart disease.
L-carnitine is a compound produced by the liver and kidneys from the biosynthesis of the amino acids lysine and methionine. To form L-carnitine you also need adequate levels of vitamin C, B6, niacin, and iron.
Let me explain how L-carnitine works. The powerhouse of your cells is the mitochondria and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
A new Norwegian study - Diet and Omega 3 Fatty Acid Intervention - found individuals who increased their intake of fruits and berries decreased carotid artery thickening (atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries), which leads to increased risk of heart disease.
The study followed over 560 men with an average age of 70 years-old for three years. Throughout the three years carotid artery thickness was measured and food intake was assessed via food-frequency questionnaires.… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 19, 2009 at 9:00am —
I and other experts so frequently discuss omega 3 fatty acids and the health benefits that you may think all other types of fat are “bad”. That’s not the case. There are many types of heart healthy fats, including omega 6 fatty acids. At least 5-10% of your daily calories should come from omega 6 fatty acids. Some sources of omega 6’s are safflower, sunflower, and soybean oils. Replacing unhealthy fats in your diet with heart healthy unsaturated fats (such as omega 6’s) can decreased coronary… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
Liz Copeland has brought together leading international experts and authors in the fields of health, happiness, and life enrichment to bring you the 2009 Wellness Telesummit!
Join Liz and three other experts for a FREE 4-day Telesummit to guide you to:
- forgiving the unforgiveable to gain perfect freedom
- shedding the inner and outer clutter - so you can have love, health and financial abundance
- be heart healthy and live…
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 15, 2009 at 8:00am —