MAYO CLINIC: Eating Nuts Can Increase the Health of Your Heart, 10/1/2014

October 01, 2014

Eating Nuts Can Increase the Health of Your Heart         

Who knew nuts could be good for your heart? According the American Heart Association, you should eat four servings of unsalted nuts every week. Nuts are full of unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and vitamin E which are all good for your heart and overall health. People who eat nuts as a part of a heart-healthy diet also can lower their cholesterol levels as well as reduce the risk of developing blood clots which can …

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CNN: Depression a ‘powerful’ risk factor for heart disease in young women, 7/14/2014

July 14, 2014

CNN: Depression a ‘powerful’ risk factor for heart disease in young women

A new study proposes that young women are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression.  A recent study asked patients a few questions to determine if they were depressed prior to receiving a medical procedure.  They found that patients who were under 55 years of age and experiencing depression had double the chance of experiencing a heart attack or having heart disease …

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USA TODAY: Eating Too Much Added Sugar May Be Killing You, 2/19

February 19, 2014

Eating Too Much Added Sugar May Be Killing You

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consuming far too many calories from added sugars has been linked to a significant increase in the risk for heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, added sugar consumption should add up to no more than 100 calories for women and 150 calories for men, which is less than 10 percent of a daily diet. However, in 2010, researchers discovered that Americans …

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