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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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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered High LDL and Low HDL Hi Azeem,   Here are links to information:   4 Steps to Lower LDL…

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Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro, posted Detox Diets: Are They A Good Idea? With the start of 2012, you may have made a pledge to shed the extra pounds you've…

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Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro, posted 6 Heart Healthy Holiday Snack Ideas Christmas and New Year brings lots of opportunity to get together with friends and…

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered can i get a list of foods to lower my… Hi Christina,   You can learn more about using diet to lower…

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