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A heart healthy diet is one that maintains balance. Eating too much saturated fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A diet high in saturated fat causes a soft, waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. Too much fat also increases the risk of heart disease because of its high calorie content, which increases the chance of becoming obese (another risk factor for heart disease).

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Here's an experiment: Eliminate any food made with or containing wheat for the next four weeks and see what happens.   This means no bread, pasta, crackers, cookies, breads, chips, pancakes, waffles, breading on chicken, rolls, bagels, cakes, breakfast cereal. It doesn't matter if it's whole grain, whole wheat, or white. All…

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered Advise about what Nuts be avoided if… Hi Harvinder Singh Ahuj,   Eating nuts (about 1/4 cup or 1 oz. per…

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, posted Have you cut back on Fast Food? If you had a heart attack, would you use that as a wake-up call to change your habits?…

02/21/11

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Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro, commented on Are Eggs Bad For Your Cholesterol… Hi, I should have said for those who don't have heart disease, eating two…

02/14/11

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Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro, posted 5 Homemade Alternatives to Takeaway Food   I often hear people complain that the obesity epidemic is caused by…

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