Is Ghee Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, whereas ghee is simmered at 100 degrees or less,” says Chandradhar Dwivedi, a distinguished professor emeritus of pharmacology at South Dakota State University. While ghee takes longer to make than some other types of clarified butter, it ret...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS
In what ways might saturated fat impact inflammation and insulin resistance in PCOS?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Five foods you must eat if you need to lower your blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by improving your diet, such as cutting down on salt and saturated fat. But what other dietary changes can help to reduce your reading? Eating these five foods could help put your blood pressure back to normal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Science Says
In the 1990s, some researchers observed that French people—despite eating lots of saturated fat—tended to have low rates of heart disease. Dubbing this phenomenon the “French paradox,” the researchers speculated that regular wine consumption may be protecting their hearts from disease. A little later, in the early-2000s, evidence began to pile up tying Mediterranean-style eating and drinking patterns with longer lifespans. One component of these diets that got a lot of attention was the consumption of wine—red wine, in particular. Even among people who ate healthy Mediterranean diets, those w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Longevity Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The after-dinner treat that may help lower blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by making some simple lifestyle changes, one of the most important being improving your diet. This means cutting down on salt and saturated fat. But eating one popular after-dinner treat has also been shown to reduce hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Skinny on Beef
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- Beef often gets a bad rap, but is it really that bad for you? Here's the problem: Most cuts of beef tend to be high in the wrong kind of fat. Ironically, though, that saturated fat you see surrounding your favorite cut or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is the Saturated Fat in Chocolate as Bad as the Fat in Meat?
Chocolate contains a healthier blend of fats than meats do. But don ’ t go overboard. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Chocolate Cocoa Oils and Fats Meat Heart Diet and Nutrition Memory Source Type: news

Best supplements for cholesterol: The fatty substance proven to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol
BEST supplements for cholesterol: High cholesterol can increase the chance of serious health problems occurring, so how can you lower it? While eating adiet high in saturated fat can cause the condition, research has shown another fatty substance can lower high cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Study: 3+ Eggs A Day Increases Risk Of Heart Disease, Early Death
(CNN) — It’s been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day — or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol — have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. “Eggs, especially the yolk, are a major source of dietary cholesterol,” wrote Victor Zhong, lead author and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. In a study published Friday in the medical journal JAMA, he and his colleagues ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Eggs Source Type: news

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- It's hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat -- you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing's certain. For every study that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On
Title: The Saturated Fat Debate Rages OnCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cocoa butter is a creamy vegan alternative to regular butter
(Natural News) Cocoa butter is most commonly used for making chocolate. It is the fat extracted from cocoa beans. This means that it is vegan and dairy-free, making it much healthier than regular butter. Cocoa butter offers a myriad of health benefits. Cocoa butter is good for the heart. Research has shown that plant-derived saturated fats are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss puts type 2 diabetes in remission for two years
Third of people in remission from diabetes after two years Related items fromOnMedica Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Public support for calorie labelling in restaurants Preventing type 2 diabetes Warning issued on high sugar content in snacks Number of people living with diabetes doubles in twenty years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Heart-Healthy Diet May Be Good for the Brain
A diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole grains and minimizes saturated fat may be good for long-term cognitive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Oils and Fats Alcoholic Beverages Brain Dementia Source Type: news

Another medical myth BUSTED, as doctors admit saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease after all
(Natural News) In a recent cardiologist-led study of over 3,600 adults, another conventional health myth has been completely obliterated by real science. For years, MDs and pharma shills have been pushing their theory that saturated fats clog arteries and lead to heart disease, which translates to an early death. Now, science is proving that some... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect
Increase in physical activity and decrease in sedentary time lasted throughout three-year follow up Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Vegan diet linked to better diabetes control and wellbeing Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mediterranean-style diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this Q&A we asked the lead author Professor Saverio Stranges from Western University Canada to explain more about the mediterranean diet and its role in preventing cardiovascular disease following the publication of aCochrane Review on this topic. What makes a diet ‘Mediterranean’?Scientific interest in the traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern originated in the 1960s because of the observation that populations in countries of the Mediterranean region, such as Greece and Italy, had lower mortality from cardiovascular disease compared with northern European populations or the US, probably as a re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Eating Dessert Be Good for Your Diet?
The case against dessert seems open and shut. The sugar that makes treats so sweet has been linked to weight gain and chronic diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to cancer; many desserts also have an abundance of saturated fats, which potentially harm the heart, and plenty of empty calories. But some studies are suggesting that having dessert every once in a while — the real, indulgent kind, not the cut-up fresh-fruit kind — may actually be a useful tool for eating more healthfully, when it’s used strategically. It turns out that picking dessert first — instead of after a meal, like most of us do ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers success stories: Chef finds his own recipe for wellness
Nathan Decaro is a chef trained in classic European cuisine. When he started working at Pro Athlete Inc. seven years ago, he incorporated plenty of flour, butter and heavy sauces into his daily menu for employees. But as the company evolved, so did its menu. Decaro started including more vegetables and less saturated fat, mirroring his determination to focus on his health and well-being. Decaro has lost 80 pounds with the help of Pro Athlete’s on-site fitness facility, personal trainer and daily… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat
Title: Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated FatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat
-- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower " bad " cholesterol. The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat: Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Think vegan burgers are a healthy alternative? Some have TEN TIMES more saturated fat
The shock discovery undermines the purported benefits of a plant-based diet and  runs contrary to advice from NHS England, which urges people to avoid the cholesterol-raising macronutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t use barrier creams with FreeStyle Libre sensor
MHRA urges patients to report skin reactions to sensor adhesive and see their doctor or nurse Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Six ‘super foods’ to lower cholesterol and reduce heart attack risk
HIGH CHOLESTEROL can lead to coronary heart disease, which is the biggest cause of heart attacks. Cholesterol can be lowered by making dietary changes, such as cutting down on saturated fat, but including other foods in your diet can also help to lower cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all saturated fats are equal when it comes to heart health
(Elsevier) The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The decades-long saturated fat SCAM to push toxic vegetable oils... here's why you should be eating tallow instead of canola
(Natural News) One of the biggest areas of misinformation when it comes to food and nutrition is fats. Do you know which oils are good for you and which are bad? If you think you know, where did you get your information? Is it recent? Are sure you can trust your sources? The truth is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Planetary Health Diet ’ : Scientists Say Cutting Red Meat, Sugar Can Save Lives And The Planet
(CNN) — An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished — which in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Source Type: news

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef
Americans are obsessed with protein. It’s touted as the cornerstone of any healthy diet, since it helps people feel full and builds muscle. But most Americans eat too much protein every day, according to federal estimates—and they’re going especially overboard with animal proteins, namely red meat. It’s becoming clear how big a problem excessive red-meat consumption can be for health. Research has found associations between diets heavy in red and processed meats and many chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Red meat comes with high amounts of saturated fat, and proc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less, Enjoy More
-- A key to successful dieting is to enjoy your food more, while eating less, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Your meals should include all of the food groups while limiting sugar, salt and saturated fat, the agency says. The USDA offers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Less Beef and More Beans. Report Recommends a New Diet for Planetary Health
(NEW YORK) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should be about a serving a day, or less. The report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. It also comes amid recent studies of how eating habits aff...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Candice Choi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime overnight Source Type: news

Nutritionists launch portion size guide to tackle overeating
Recommendations focus on how much people should eat during the day to stay healthyMinisters and public health experts have long been telling us we eat too much sugar, saturated fat and salt but less attention has been paid to the size of the portions on the plate. Now a new guide to portion sizes warning that people are eating too much without realising has been launched by nutritionists, to suggest how much food people should eat during the day to stay healthy and help combat the obesity crisis.The British Nutrition Foundation ’s (BNF) guide is designed, it says, to complement the government advice on the sorts of f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Nutrition Diets and dieting Food & drink industry Obesity Health UK news Science Source Type: news

Seed oils are the best choice for people looking to improve their cholesterol
(Natural News) According to a study, if you want to effectively lower your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) you must replace saturated fats with unsaturated fat. You can do this by switching from other kinds of cooking oil to healthier options such as seed oils. The study was published in the Journal of Lipid Research.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death And Chronic Illness
(CNN) — People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s health benefits have been recorded “by over 100 years of research,” Andrew Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Otago in New Zealand, wrote in an email. He is co-author of the new meta-analysis of existing research, which was published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. The research shows that high...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN fiber Local TV Source Type: news

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts
For the second year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet in America by U.S. News & World Report. Following a Mediterranean diet involves eating lots of plants, whole grains, healthy fats (such as olive oil) and lean proteins, and cutting back on processed foods, red meat and refined sugars. The diet has long been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut. In the latest rankings, the Mediterranean diet also took the titles of best diet for healthy eating, diabetes and heart health, the easiest diet to follow and the be...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

10 Top Questions You Had For Dr. Google In 2018
(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Google Local TV Source Type: news

The truth about fats - which ones are really good for you
(Natural News) For decades, dietary fats have been slammed for everything from heart disease to diabetes. Saturated fats have born the brunt of the blame, but the truth about fat is slowly rising to the surface. Back in the  1960s, the Sugar Research Foundation (a trade group known today as the Sugar Association) paid Harvard... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Be Best For Maintaining Weight Loss, Study Finds
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal BMJ, involved 164 overweight or obese people. Their weight was brought down by 12%, and they were stabilized at that weight and put on a high-, medium- or low-carbohydrate diet for 20 weeks. The diets were made up of 20% carbs and protein and 60% fat, 40% carbs and fat and 20% protein, or 60% carbs and 20% protein and fat. “We found that the type of diet people ate had a major impact on their metabolism. Those on t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Diet Weight Loss Source Type: news

Three quarters of a Quebec population fall short of healthy eating guidelines
(Elsevier) In a web-based study reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, more than three quarters of French-speaking adults in Quebec, Canada, fall short of meeting current dietary guidelines regarding consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, sodium, and saturated fats. The authors recommend stronger, more impactful actions to support everyone in adopting healthier dietary habits to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Enjoy your meals: Taking pleasure in what you eat is good for your diet and overall health
(Natural News) The typical health advice for the average American includes suggestions to eat more fruits and vegetables and to consume less saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. But according to an article by Alissa Rumsey, which was published on U.S. News, following “fun” health advice from other countries could be better for your overall health.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is peanut butter good for you?
Peanut butter is high in protein and essential minerals, though it also contains saturated fats and is high in calories. In moderation, peanut butter can provide many health benefits and help people lose weight. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control
Food source as well as energy content seem to play role in effect of fructose-containing sugars in diet Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do High-Cholesterol Foods Raise Your Cholesterol?
The best evidence available suggests that saturated fat, rather than dietary cholesterol per se, is the major contributor to serum cholesterol. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Cholesterol Diet and Nutrition Oils and Fats Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis Heart Source Type: news

Vegan diet linked to better diabetes control and wellbeing
Plant-based diets can significantly improve psychological health, HbA1c levels and weight Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Walk more to cut heart risk in IGT (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Heart attack: THIS type of fat can raise GOOD cholesterol and help prevent a heart attack
HEART attacks can be prevented by making certain lifestyle changes, including eating a healthier diet. While saturated fat increases bad cholesterol in the body and therefore the risk of having a heart attack, eating another type of fat can do the opposite by raising good cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Avocados and nuts can raise GOOD cholesterol and help prevent a heart attack
HEART attacks can be prevented by making certain lifestyle changes, including eating a healthier diet. While saturated fat increases bad cholesterol in the body and therefore the risk of having a heart attack, eating small amounts of unsaturated fat can do the opposite by raising good cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news