Health News
Diet High in Fiber Might Lengthen Your Life
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Eating a diet rich in fiber may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, respiratory disease or any other cause by 22 percent, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report.

Fiber has also been tied to a reduced risk of developing heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and obesity, the researchers added. In addition, fiber helps bowel movements and lowers cholesterol levels, blood sugar and blood pressure. It also promotes weight loss and reduces inflammation, they noted.

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The Benefits of Chocolate
Monday, February 07, 2011
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and gifts of chocolate may be coming your way! With all the recent publicity surrounding the benefits of chocolate, you may be wondering: is chocolate actually good for you or more of a no-no food?

Healthy chocolate sounds like everyone's "dream-come-true" food, but it has definitely not gained the status of "health food" yet! Still, chocolate's reputation – especially dark chocolate – has risen in recent years and a growing number of studies suggest it can be heart-healthy.
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Heart Attacks More Common in Winter
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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You probably know from experience that winter brings a surge in colds and flu. But did you know winter is also the season for heart attacks?

Frigid air causes blood vessels to constrict as the body tries to prevent heat loss, said Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
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Butter vs. Margarine: Which is Better for Your Heart Health?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Sorting through the spreads in the supermarket can be quite confusing! They all sound healthy, don’t they? Many labels list ingredients like yogurt, olive oil, canola oil, and omega-3 fats. Unfortunately, they often contain too little of these ingredients to make a positive difference. Before you give up and resort back to old-fashioned butter, learn why margarine is the best choice – as long as you choose the right type of margarine.
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Winter Safety - Keep Healthy During the Cold Winter Months
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

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Winter’s here, and with it comes a season of distinctive beauty – and of some distinctive health risks. But it’s easy to keep safe — and stay fit — during the cold months. By following a few practical tips, you can enjoy a healthy winter season, no matter how much white stuff piles up outside.

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