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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Eating Heart Healthy Foods

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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, what else can I do to keep my heart healthy?

Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, what else can I do to keep my heart healthy?

Aspirin: It depends given your past medical history. If you are over 45 you might benefit from a baby Aspirin daily. If you have high cholesterol, having that treated with medication can help reduce your further risk of heart problems. Certainly you want to get adequate exercise most days of the week. There is not enough research to confirm what vitamins to take yet. ...Read more

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How nuts can be heart-healthy foods since they are high in fat?

How nuts can be heart-healthy foods since they are high in fat?

Not all fat is: Created equal...Walnuts & almonds can be beneficial is reasonable amounts. ...Read more

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Other than oatmeal what are some of the most heart-healthy foods and meals?

Other than oatmeal what are some of the most heart-healthy foods and meals?

Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarine (take control / benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by 15%. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil; 2-3 servings/day) can lower cholesterol by 10%. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. 4. Replace saturated and trans fat (animal/ dairy/processed food) with unsaturated vegetable fat. 5. Cut back on salt. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended heart-healthy foods or meals?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended heart-healthy foods or meals?

Bake never fry: Vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, spinach etc; bake tilapia, salmon, grouper, red snapper, tuna; whole grains; beans; bake chicken;. ...Read more

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What are the heart healthy food?

Veggies,nuts,whole: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, fisf, chicken no skin while grains, olive oil. 1-2 glasses of red wine per day. ...Read more

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Are there benefits regarding garlic and heart health?

Are there benefits regarding garlic and heart health?

No solid data: No good randomized placebo controlled study has shown benefit. It can interact with anticoagulants and other perscription medications.Contrary to popular belief "natural" medications can have side effects and interactions.Always let your family doctor know when you are taking supplements. ...Read more

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What kind of foods should I eat to increase my heart health?

What kind of foods should I eat to increase my heart health?

Low fat foods and fr: Avoid animal fats which are common in dairy products and processed meats. Exercise daily, eat fruits and vegetables and lose weight such that there is no fat on your belly. ...Read more

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Does sprinting have the same benefits in terms of heart health?

Does sprinting have the same benefits in terms of heart health?

Yes: Sprinting vs endurance exercise. I believe the last studies in exercise physiology showed both are equivalent improving against cardiovascular disease risk. I liked sprinting because is a time efficient way of improving heart health and fitness. I weight lift for 40 minutes follow by 25 minutes elliptical training with burst of brief high intensity aerobic. Love it. In great shape at 52 y/o. ...Read more

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I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

No. : Not sure if fasting once a week will help but I am aware that fasting is advice by some christians and is mention at the bible. I will advice good diet, exercise using anaerobic and aerobic exercises, keep your weight down, control stress, have a good outlook in life, enjoy your work, enjoy life and do good to others. :). ...Read more

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My doc asked me to take ubiquinol 100mg once a day for heart health. Does ubiquinol have any other benefits? Thx

No data to support: We generally give it to pts on statin with muscle pains eventhough it does not have any randomised trials to support it, since we do not want them to quit taking statins. Like i said no randomised data for all other effects also. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic Gerd. I've drank heavy in the past. I'm 40 and a recent scope showed no Barrett's, etc. if I quit drinking will there be a benefit in cancer risk reduction. If I had a drink a day for heart health benefit is that advise able?

I suffer from chronic Gerd. I've drank heavy in the past. I'm 40 and a recent scope showed no Barrett's, etc. if I quit drinking will there be a benefit in cancer risk reduction. If I had a drink a day for heart health benefit is that advise able?

Withou: Barrett's the Cancer risk is much lower and I do NOT know of any connection with drinking moderately!!! Heavy drinking is not necessarily a risk factor for CA of your esophagus but it sure will kill yah some other way! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I need to be bothered with heart healthy eating?

Why do I need to be bothered with heart healthy eating?

For your heart: I think it all depends on how you want to live. Those that eat a good diet generally have happier and healthier lives. Those that don't can spend a lot of time feeling poorly and even worse about themselves. Plus a diet good for your heart is usually good for your brain also. If you don't want to be in a nursing home some day, eat better now! ...Read more

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Despite eating healthy and exercising regularly my heart health condition is worsening..what could be the problem..i have hypertension?

Despite eating healthy and exercising regularly my heart health condition is worsening..what could be the problem..i have hypertension?

Condition?: Exactly what iS your heart condition? Your BP should certainly be controlled. Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of heart condition you have. ...Read more