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Junk Food Is Just Junk By Any Other Name

Junk food is just junk by any other name. no matter how sincere the commercials sound, or how happy everyone in those commercials seem to be when munching on their goodies,    We’ve been sold down the river by advertisers all our lives with promises of delicious, and questionable “healthy” foods. The “snack foods” industry has used their ultra persuasive marketing strategies to…

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Better Food Choices For Preventing And Managing Atrial Fibrillation

In the long run, learning to make better food choices for preventing and managing Atrial Fibrillation will be a lot more enjoyable than taking a handful of medications and being home-bound.   One of the central principles is to avoid foods that raise your blood pressure and heart rate. For instance: 1. Caffeine Sources include coffee, tea, soft drinks or…

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The Effects Of Fasting On Your Heart and Blood Pressure

If you’re considering fasting, either for religious reasons or as a way to lose weight, please first consider the effects of fasting on your heart and blood pressure. It can be dangerous in certain situations. Most of us know that Cardiologists, Nutritionists and Diabetes Educators recommend we limit our food intake in general. Eating less, especially of the wrong things,…

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Low-Glycemic Snacks For Heart Health

Give yourself a treat now and then with these low-glycemic snacks for heart health… Good choices of low-glycemic snacks for heart health include: NUTS & SEEDS: Organic cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.       • HARD BOILED EGGS: Rich in high quality proteins and essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are often used as THE standard…

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High Glycemic Foods To Avoid For Healthy Hearts

High glycemic foods to avoid for healthy hearts are those that cause unacceptable glycemic impact when eaten as anything that even approaches a “normal” serving size.   Including significant amounts of high glycemic foods can easily defeat efforts for weight loss, even when such efforts include regular exercise. Quickly digested, high-glycemic-index (GI) carbohydrates enter the bloodstream rapidly, causing a surge of…

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