Archive for August 2012

Supplements: The Good and the Bad

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Vitamins A and E Although antioxidant vitamins may sound helpful for preventing cardiovascular disease, in reality, not only are vitamins A and E ineffective, but they significantly increase risk for early death, a review of 68 randomized trials involving 232,606 participants reported in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).... more

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Habits For a Longer, Healthier Life

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There’s no guarantee to living a long life, but if you want to hedge your bets, there are some things you can start doing right now that can help. Read on for 10 things you can start doing today, and let us know how many you already do in the... more

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Ingredients to Avoid

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BHA This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters. The reason the FDA hasn’t banned it is largely technical—the cancers all occurred in the rodents’ forestomachs, an organ that humans don’t... more

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Pain In Your Knees?

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With so much attention paid to heart health, few people realize that the risk for disability from osteoarthritis (OA)—a degenerative joint disease—is just as significant as cardiovascular disease. In fact, OA of the knee is one of the five leading causes of disability among older women and men. The most... more

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Diet

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Consistency People with diabetes usually have already heard about carbohydrates even before they’re diagnosed, but often the message has been, “Don’t eat anything white,” or even “Don’t eat any carbs.” Well, it’s true that the type and amount of carbohydrates consumed will impact one’s glucose levels, but the key to... more

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Snacks That Fight Heart Disease

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Sure, genetics play a big role in heart health. But lifestyle choices, like diet and exercise, play an even bigger part in preventing and reversing heart disease. The eight snacks on this list are particularly powerful — packed with nutrients that fight heart disease and the risk factors that cause... more

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Nutrients That Help Weight Loss

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1) Calcium: HOW IT MELTS FAT: Calcium is a mineral that works in tandem with D to help you shed fat. Calcium is stored in fat cells, and researchers think that the more calcium a fat cell has, the more fat that cell will release to be burned. Calcium also... more

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Heart Attacks and Its Warning Signs

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If you think you’re too young to have a heart attack, here’s what you need to know: Of the 435,000 American women who have heart attacks annually, 83.000 are under age 65 and 35,000 are under age 55. Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely to be... more

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Some Ways to Cut 500 Calories Off Your Diet

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1. Tap Your Foot Your skinnier friends are probably fidgeters, who burn up to 350 calories a day just by tapping their feet or being restless.  Try it for a few days. Walk around while you’re on the phone, or tap out a tune with your hands or feet (in... more

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Low Carb Fiber Foods

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1. AVOCADO. One whole, medium avocado contains 17 grams of carbohydrate and a truly impressive 11 grams of fiber. That’s almost half of the daily recommended minimum intake of fiber!* The avocado is a real diabetes superfood, providing an excellent dose of those good-for-you, unsaturated fatty acids. And avocados deliver... more

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