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Anger May Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

March 4, 2015

  When you get stressed or angry, you may feel your blood pressure go up, or you may start to have pain in your chest. A recent study published in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care found that you may actually be feeling these symptoms when you are stressed because your [...]

Pollutants Linked To Obesity And Poor Health

March 3, 2015

  According to health and environmental scientists, POPs (persistent organic pollutants) are a serious public health problem. POPs are a group of substances that can stay in the environment for a long time, especially in the food we eat. This puts human health at risk in a variety of ways, [...]

Plant-based meal plans can improve the health of obese children

February 24, 2015

  The number of obese children in the United States is growing every day. Obesity puts children at a high risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that over two-thirds of obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as [...]

Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil: Healthy or Not?

February 9, 2015

Coconut oil is all the rage lately, and many people have started to include it in their meal plans. However, coconut oil isn’t the only tropical oil in town. Palm oil and palm kernel oil are tropical oils as well, and while they may not be as popular as coconut oil, they’re quickly catching up. What are palm and palm kernel oils, and, most importantly, are they healthy to eat? [...]

Coconut Oil: Healthy or Not?

February 9, 2015

You don’t have to look too hard these days to find a mention of coconut oil on the Internet. And you can also find coconut oil in your local grocery store, where it’s practically been flying off the shelves. But is this fat really a “superfood,” as many claim, or do we need to step back and learn more about this tropical oil before we add heaps of it to our meal plans? [...]

Higher Protein Intake Important For Diabetes Health

February 9, 2015

Protein is an important nutrient in any heart healthy, balanced meal plan. Not only does it help you maintain lean muscle mass and keep you full between meals, it also supports many other important processes in your body. People with diabetes know that they must keep track of how many carbohydrates they eat each day, but protein may become lost in the carb counting. A recent study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition has found that those with diabetes may not be getting enough protein each day. [...]

Moving More Improves Health, Regardless of Weight

February 4, 2015

You may be aware that staying active is a key part of a heart healthy lifestyle. Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, help you maintain a healthy weight, and improve energy levels. A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has even found that a lack of exercise raises your risk of death more than obesity. [...]

Healthy Fats in Avocado Can Improve Cholesterol Levels

February 4, 2015

When you start a heart healthy eating plan, you might think that you need to cut out fat. However, recent studies have shown that including heart healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, fatty fish, olive oil, and avocado, can actually help improve health measures like your cholesterol levels. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that an avocado a day can lower cholesterol levels, even when eaten as part of the average American meal plan. [...]

Diabetes Health Updates

February 3, 2015

Intensive care for type 1 diabetes may lead to longer life Caring for diabetes can be a daily challenge. No matter what kind of diabetes you have, you have to watch what you eat, get regular exercise, take medicines as prescribed, and get regular checkups with your healthcare providers. Now, a new [...]

Diabetes Health Updates

January 19, 2015

  People with Type 1 Diabetes May Need Different Blood Glucose Goals Low blood glucose (called hypoglycemia) can be especially dangerous for people with type 1 diabetes. If they don’t keep their blood glucose high enough, they can face serious problems like losing consciousness or even [...]

Yoga Can Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

January 18, 2015

People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) have a high risk of complications like heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Luckily, many studies have shown that any kind of physical activity can lower your risk for these serious health problems, as long as you do it regularly. In fact, a recent study has shown that even yoga–with its deep breathing, stretches, and muscle building–can go a long way towards preventing heart problems. You may not have to do regular running, walking, or biking to lower your heart disease risk. [...]

Eat Healthy To Live Healthy

January 13, 2015

  In a recent study published in in the journal Diabetes Care, experts found that people who ate lots of fish and limited their intake of poultry and red meat lowered their risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. People in the study who were vegetarians in the study saw the [...]

The Obesity Paradox: Obese People May Live Longer After Heart Failure

January 5, 2015

  If you keep up with medical news, you probably know that there are a lot of problems linked to being overweight or obese. These problems include a higher risk for serious conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and even death. Sometimes, however, researchers [...]

The Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolate

December 23, 2014

Few people can resist chocolate. Eating chocolate can seem like a guilty pleasure, especially for people with diabetes. What’s surprising, though, is that chocolate can actually be good for you! [...]
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