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Why Grass-Fed Butter Is One of the Healthiest Fats on the Planet

Butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet.<p>It's not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat, there are many important nutrients in there, some …

5 ways to clean up your diet: fat's in

Canadians need to think about food quality, not just quantity, says Winnipeg dietician Amanda Nash of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.<p>The Heart and …

Saturated fats no longer the true enemy, experts say

Saturated fats are not the enemy. But processed foods are, according to a new policy statement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.<p>On Thursday, the foundation released a new policy statement that questions conventional wisdom about the dangers of saturated fats on the heart.<p>Saturated fat …

Butter vs margarine: which is really healthier?

It’s the slippery argument that’s divided researchers for decades – is butter or margarine better for our health? But just when we thought we had the answer – that <b>saturated fats like those found in butter aren’t bad for us</b> as previously thought – another study comes along to suggest the opposite. …

Why are Avocados the Best Food Ever? | Women's Health

<b>Good Fats</b><br>One serving of avocado has 50 calories.<br>Benefit: There’s never been a more delicious way to count calories!<p><b>Nutrient Dense</b><br>Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.<br>Benefit: With so many nutrients in one avocado, you get more bang for your fruit buck!<p><b>Flavorful Substitute</b><br>You can mash up …

Why It's Okay to Skip Breakfast

Do you want to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Skipping breakfast could be the answer.<p>While our physiology is largely geared to a feast-and-famine pattern of energy intake, characteristic of our hunter-gatherer homo sapiens ancestors, we live in a modern world where food is abundant and …

Protect your health with the right dietary fats

Fat has a bad reputation. And for good reason: Body fat that collects around your stomach, limbs and organs may raise your risk for cancer and heart …

Nutrition

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Here's what's behind the amazing physical and mental health benefits of the practice.<p>Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health …

Meditation

You Asked: Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?

There’s a lot to like about egg yolks. Compared to egg whites, the yolk contains most of an egg’s good stuff, including the bulk of its iron, folate …

Pineapple & Avocado Salad Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016<p>This refreshing, simple Cuban salad recipe captures the flavors of the tropics. Serve alongside spiced …

Food of the Week: Avocados

As mentioned above in our Description section, avocados are often categorized according to the ancestral origins in the West Indies, Guatemala, or …

Nutrition

The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

When Ronald M Krauss decided, in 2000, to review all the evidence purporting to show that saturated fats cause heart disease, he knew that he was …

Enjoying a sweet life without sugar

Print<p>Related<p>David and Joanne DeVries have lost a combined 65 pounds since cutting sugar, refined starch and — gulp — craft beer from their diet.<p>“My …

Diabetes

All Fats are Not the Same - IHR - Integrated Health Resources Magazine

By Dale Sproule<p>Imagine an inch thick T-bone steak the size of a dinner plate. Now try to imagine eating the whole thing in a single sitting. Sounds …

Lemons: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

When life gives you lemons … you're in luck. Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are especially good sources …

Nutrition

A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line

There was a lot of news this week about a study, published in the medical journal BMJ, that looked at how diet affects heart health. The results were unexpected because they challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.<p>And the data were very old, from the late 1960s and early 1970s.<p>This …

Saturated Fats

How to Cook Rice with Coconut Oil to BURN More Fat and Absorb HALF the Calories

According to the USDA, American citizens consume 500 more calories per day than they actually need, while other experts claim that we eat even 100% …

Is Cholesterol in Food Okay?

Over the years, we've heard a lot about how to keep our cholesterol at healthy levels—and about the need to keep an eye on the cholesterol in …

Sleep deprivation may lower 'good' cholesterol

Previous studies have suggested that lack of sleep may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study may help explain why; …

Good sleep essential to maintain cholesterol metabolism: Study

Not sleeping enough has more far reaching effects on your health than mood alterations and persistent drowsiness. According to a recent study, it can …

No need to fast before cholesterol check | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Most people don’t need to fast overnight before getting their blood drawn for a cholesterol test, according to a group of experts.<p>Cholesterol test results obtained one to six hours after a meal were not significantly different from results obtained after a fast, researchers found.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

The end of fasting

You are fasting, sir?” My family—like so many millions across India with cardiovascular vulnerabilities—is familiar with the regular, and irksome, …

The Best Medicine Against Cholesterol And High Blood Pressure

This recipe has been gaining popularity over the past decade, mostly due to the fact that it has shown to be one of the best natural remedies against …

High Blood Pressure

Popular cholesterol drugs may make flu vaccine less effective | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Millions of people who take statins to lower cholesterol may not get maximum protection from flu vaccines, two new studies suggest.<p>Both studies looked at the effectiveness of flu vaccines in people who were or were not using statins. Taken together, the results connect statins to …

Public Health

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Lowering Cholesterol on a Low-Fat 80-20 Diet

My husband forgot to take the trash can to the curb on trash pick up day this week. I heard the truck coming so I dashed outside just in time to get …

LDL Cholesterol: Size DOES Matter

Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.<p>Chances are, your doctor has failed to mention that there are two types of LDL cholesterol particles, and only one is …