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The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries

The Best Diet for Your Heart and Arteries

Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD),

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-protein diets have been a popular weight-loss trend for a while now. Plenty of people have boosted their protein intake, lowered their carbohydrate consumption, and watched the pounds disappear.
But is a high-protein diet right for those who are older and who have heart disease or related risk factors? Experts

The Pluses of Pulses

Evidence supporting the fighting power of pulses is stronger than ever. Pulses are an excellent source of fiber and plant-based protein and deliver folate, magnesium, iron and other important vitamins and minerals. Dried beans, peas and lentils have a low carbon footprint making them an eco-friendly food choice.

The Health Benefits

To B or Not to B: Getting to Know Niacin

Niacin (a.k.a. nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, and vitamin B3) is a member of the family of B vitamins, which also includes vitamins B12 and B6, riboflavin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and thiamin. Niacin, like a lot of its B brothers, is essential for converting carbohydrates into fuel and for producing

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is

Probiotics: Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics: Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics are live micro­organisms—bacteria and yeasts—that are commonly referred to as “good” bacteria. Probiotics benefits, experts believe, extend to our digestive health by increasing the population of good bacteria in the intestines, which prevents “bad” bacteria (for example, Clostridium difficile and Escherichia coli) from causing illness.

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Standard Blood Tests Can Illuminate Many Health Problems and Risks

A routine blood test that takes less than a minute is perhaps the most revealing tool ever invented to assess a person’s overall health. A blood sample contains information from every part of the body.

“The most commonly ordered blood tests include a CBC (complete blood count), iron studies for anemia

Editor’s Note: Are Cheeseburgers Back In?

Remember the movie Sleeper? Woody Allen was frozen in time, and when he was revived after 200 years, everything that was once forbidden, including smoking, drinking, casual sex, and eating junk food, was back in vogue.

It’s not quite that drastic, but a new study came out earlier this year that

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