Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Blood Fat Heart Disease Link

A type of blood fat different from cholesterol may play a key role in heart disease, a study suggests.

Cambridge University researchers looked at the role of triglycerides, which is produced in the liver and derived from foods such as meat and dairy products.

The analysis of 350,000 people from 101 previous studies found those with higher levels of the blood fat were more likely to have heart disease. [+]

Monday, May 3, 2010


A very common ingredient found in many baking items. Walnuts are mainly grown in California and Oregon. They are high in protein.

Health Tips

1. There are few foods that are as nutritiously complete and good for the human body as walnuts. For more than a dozen years, research by highly-respected scientific and clinical experts has continued to reveal that this "Super Food" is packed with nutrients that positively affect the body on a multitude of levels. Walnuts are unique as one of the most nutrient-dense whole food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid. Numerous studies have concluded that omega-3s help reduce the potential for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and clinical depression. The bottom line is that walnuts contribute nutrients essential to a healthy lifestyle. Eating walnuts is one of the easiest things a person can do to improve their health. Best of all, they taste great and are ideally suited for inclusion in any diet, as part of meals or snacks.


Toffee Chocolate Pistachios

Pistachios, encrusted in a toffee shell, and then coated in layers of the finest milk or semi-sweet chocolate.

Health Tips

1. A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts -- more nuts per serving than any other nut and contains more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.

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