Tag: Heart Health
Eggs and Cholesterol, What’s the Verdict?
We need cholesterol to function. The body makes most of the cholesterol it needs, and the rest comes from food. Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol and contribute to about 25% of the cholesterol content in the United States. One large egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is also found in seafood, […]
8 Tips to Improve Your Cholesterol and Lipid Profile
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 30% of all deaths. A significant proportion of people have a high level of cholesterol, but many of them do not know it, because they do not feel sick. If left untreated, this problem increases the risk of suffering from CVD. A poor […]
Camelina Oil, Rich in Omega-3
In recent years a new oil has appeared on the shelves of grocery stores: camelina oil. Given its high price, you might like to learn more about the organoleptic qualities and health benefits of this oil before buying it.
Trending Diets in Cardiovascular Health: How to Choose?
This article presents a summary of the key points of the conference given on June 3, 2021 as part of the seminar “Cardiology in Everyday Life” (in French) organized by Médecins francophones du Canada in partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute.
Gastrointestinal Disorders and Stress From Confinement
Lack of physical activity, poor food choices, stress and anxiety, are all reasons that can lead to suffering from gastrointestinal disorders during this period of pandemic uncertainty.
Include Nuts in Your Diet to Help You Stay Healthy
Several studies have suggested that eating nuts improves cardiovascular health and therefore reduces the risk of mortality from cardiovascular diseases. A new international study, including 123 329 participants aged 35 to 70 from 16 countries, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and confirms this correlation.
Is Intermittent Fasting Really Effective?
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.
Can It Be Harmful to Have Too Much “Good” Cholesterol?
It is often said that to prevent cardiovascular disease, one must reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol. But is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Keep on reading to find out the answer!
4 Tips to Limit Your Sodium Intake
According to a report recently released by Health Canada, Canadians still consume too much sodium. Excessive sodium consumption can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, which is the leading cause of death worldwide and the second leading cause of death in Canada.
Is it Risky to Eat Soy?
Plant based proteins, through their beneficial effects on health and the environment, are gaining popularity among those seeking to move away from animal proteins. Soybeans are a legume native to Asia found in a variety of foods such as tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame and soy beverages. They are rich in protein, fiber, good unsaturated fats […]
5 Heart-Healthy Foods
An important factor involved in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease is diet. Prevention is essential because this type of disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Healthy eating for the heart starts with including key foods into our daily lives. Here are some suggestions.
The Virtues of Olive Oil
Olive oil has been consumed by Mediterranean people for nearly 5000 years, used as much for their savory dishes as for their sweet dishes. For the past ten years, a craze has developed for this product worldwide, both for its taste and for its health benefits.