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Eating for a Healthy Heart

A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan


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  • Kudos to KPILVER, 2SNOWCRANES and DMATTISON :)) Thankfully people are starting to pay attention to the problems with wheat and other carbs. Try no sugar and no grains for 2 weeks. Your body will thank you. There are low carb teams here to help.
    Thanks very good information♡♡
    Thanks very good information♡♡
  • Good comments - thanks.
    Canola Oil is:

    Low in saturated fat: Saturated fat raises the bad LDL cholesterol in your blood and has been linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease.

    A source of omega-6 fat: Omega-6 fat must be consumed in your diet and is important for the brain and essential for the growth and development of infants.

    High in omega-3 fat: Omega-3 fat must also be consumed in your diet and helps protect against heart attacks and strokes.

    High in monounsaturated fat: Monounsaturated fat may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by lowering bad LDL cholesterol in the blood and helping control blood glucose.

    Cholesterol and trans fat free: Trans fat raises bad LDL cholesterol and lowers good HDL cholesterol.
    To those of you who are looking for the answer to the same question I had- What is Canola Oil? I recommend that you read pages 102-103 of "The Science of Skinny" by Dee McCaffrey for the answer. This article reenforces what we pretty much already know. Eat fresh, read labels and exercise.
    Canola is not rapeseed. While canola's origins were in rapeseed, the two plants are not the same. Their nutritional profiles are very different
  • I'm seeing a lot of confusing and conflicting information recently. Especially about how many carbs we should be eating and that heart disease is not caused by eating too much cholesterol. It is caused by inflammation as a result of eating too much sugar...including grains and cereals. I'm not sure if the recommended carbohydrate and fat servings here are really correct for optimum health.
  • I read Wheat Belly too - and so had most of my family - and lots of us are going gluten free. It is amazing how many products contain gluten. When I went off wheat, (my naturalpath suggested that and sugar for 6 months) I no longer have bloating after I eat, no more cramping and running to the bathroom, and my doctor says the gut inflamination is gone. I highly reccommend this book.
    I recently read "Wheat Belly" and it truly makes sense to me. The author argues that it's not fat and meats that are the problem it is wheat. I suggest anyone interested in another view of how to eat healthy read this book. Whole grains and carbs from wheat products are the true culprits. I began avoiding wheat in my diet and have lost more fat and my cholesterol levels are perfect now. For years we have been told to "eat more whole grain" but, after reading Wheat Belly, I have begun to question that advice. Read it for yourself and get another opinion.
  • I liked the article about eating fruits and vegetables maintaining the healthy heart. It is difficult to put the meat down. :)
    Sueatkins -- Canola oil comes from the rape(seed) plant -- a member of the cabbage family. Someone changed it (Canada, maybe?) to canola.

    I'm searching for REAL information on such things... how do canola, soy, corn and cottonseed oil compare to red palm oil and olive oil, for instance?

  • To itsaclaire re how do we manage our salt intake without making everything from scratch? You answered your own question already. And you eat at home instead of at restaurants, unless you find one that will actually make you a salad with nothing added, whether fruit or veggie. Then a little basalmic vinegar on the side, and you have a delicious something out , or at home that really didn't take much time to prepare!! We CAN do this.
  • I'd like to know where canola oil comes from. Olive oil comes from olives. Coconut oil comes from coconut flesh. I've never heard of a canola. How DO they get it--express a canna lily?
  • There is now a few different guidelines out. For the most part the underlying information is based on most of the facts as I understand them.

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