Monthly Archives: April 2011

Connecting Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that contributes to the formation of many essential compounds, including vitamin D, bile acid, estrogen, and testosterone. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you’ll ever need, and any unused cholesterol gets stored as plaque in … Continue reading

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Are All Fats Created Equal?

There are a variety of fats, some more harmful than others. You not only have to watch your total fat intake but also the types of fat you ingest. So here is the “fat vocabulary”. • Triglycerides. The general term … Continue reading

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FAT IS IT THE ENEMY?

  You have probably heard by now that fat can create a lot of problems. It’s funny then that we are still overweight and eating unhealthy. It’s one thing to know what to eat it’s another thing entirely to make … Continue reading

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REV UP YOUR METABOLISM

REV UP YOUR METABOLISM Put your metabolism to work for you. Now’s the perfect time to incorporate some metabolic-revving tips into your daily regimen and avoid gaining weight. REV UP YOUR BODY’S ENGINE We eat food for fuel. When we … Continue reading

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QUIZZ: KNOW YOUR SNACKS!

QUIZ: KNOW YOUR SNACKS How much do you know about snacking habits? Snacking can be a healthy habit if you choose the right items and eat the right balance of foods for snacks to keep your energy level up. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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PROTEIN 101

PROTEIN 101 By David Heber, M.D., Ph.D. It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance … Continue reading

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Just what is a calorie anyway?

All foods we eat contain calories, some more than others. In order to maintain a healthy weight and have enough energy to power through the day, you should take in only the amount of calories your body needs. Easier said … Continue reading

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