• diet,  Healthy eating,  Heart,  Treats

    Heart healthy snack ideas-Great taste and no Cholesterol

    Have you been in a situation whereby you are told to stop eating snacks just because you are in a critical condition which could trigger chest pains our other negative unhealthy effects?… Or perhaps you are told your cholesterol levels will shoot through the roof should you eat snacks? Or maybe you have been told by the media that eating snacks will trigger your weight gain or even worse high cholesterol? The chances are you have been told these theories in one way or another. I want to tell you that these theories do have some level of truth in them. However, It all depends on the types of snacks…

  • diet,  food,  Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  Heart

    less trans fat better heart health research finds

    Eliminating trans fat in your diet is a healthy way of living Trans Fat Bans Tied to Fewer Heart Attacks and Strokes By NICHOLAS BAKALARAPRIL 12, 2017 Laws that restrict adding trans fats to foods have had immediate beneficial effects on heart health, new research has found. The Food and Drug Administration plans to restrict the use of trans fats in foods nationwide in 2018, but between 2007 and 2011, some counties in New York State, but not others, banned trans fatty acids in restaurants, bakeries, soup kitchens, park concessions and other public places where food is served. In a natural experiment to test the effect of the ban, researchers…

  • Diabetes,  food,  Heart

    Dangers of fatty foods to your insulin

    fatty foods are never a healthy lifestyle and can endanger your health for good in one serving A single cheeseburger can trigger changes in body linked to diabetes and fatty liver disease, study warns Fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and raise levels of fats linked to heart disease Just one fatty meal, such as a cheeseburger and chips, is enough to alter the body’s metabolism and trigger changes associated with liver disease and diabetes, researchers have found. In bad news for anyone who enjoys the occasional greasy overindulgence, scientists have warned that consuming a big helping of rich, fatty food can reduce sensitivity to insulin and immediately raise levels of fats…

  • aging,  Cancer,  fitness exercises,  Healthy living,  Heart

    Sitting done too long may shorten your lifespan

    Healthy living requires lots of exercise as that is linked to less aging in your cells Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even ‘older’ cells Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity…

  • Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips,  Heart

    Irregular heartbeat disorder patients are not taking their medication

    Healthy living with irregular heartbeat One-Third With Common Irregular Heartbeat Don’t Take Blood Thinners Many people with the heart condition known as atrial fibrillation stop taking the blood-thinning medication that’s prescribed to help prevent a stroke, a new study reveals. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that causes the heart to quiver. This raises the risk of blood clots and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. People who’ve had a medical procedure such as cardioversion (electrical shocks to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest) or ablation (using heat, cold or radio energy to scar heart tissue via catheter or surgery) to help manage their condition were even…

  • Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Saturated fact can actually make you healthier

    Saturated fact has some benefit Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests   A new Norwegian diet intervention study (FATFUNC), performed by researchers at the KG Jebsen center for diabetes research at the University of Bergen, raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people. The researchers found strikingly similar health effects of diets based on either lowly processed carbohydrates or fats. In the randomized controlled trial, 38 men with abdominal obesity followed a dietary pattern high in either carbohydrates or fat, of which about half was…