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Know Your Heart Health Numbers

Know Your Heart Health Numbers

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If you want to know how healthy your heart is, do the math. No, we’re not talking about algebra — we’re talking about your heart health numbers. From your blood pressure to your waist size, there are several numbers that are important for your overall heart health. And when combined with other important information, like your age and your family history, they can tell your doctor a lot about your risk for heart disease. Here’s a list of the numbers that matter most and how they relate to your overall heart health. Cholesterol Ideally, your total cholesterol should be under...

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What Causes High Triglycerides?

What Causes High Triglycerides?

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You may have heard people talking triglycerides, or your doctor may have even said that you have borderline or high triglycerides at your last appointment – but what causes high triglycerides? You should always consult your doctor for more detailed answers specific to you, of course, but we've got some general causes of high triglycerides here: Habits & ConditionsObesity, overeating (taking in more calories than you expend), and excessive alcohol consumption can all cause high triglycerides. You can change your diet, exercise, and your drinking habits to control triglyceride levels, but other conditions may take more medical expertise. Undiagnosed, or...

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How to Manage Triglyceride Levels

How to Manage Triglyceride Levels

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Lowering triglycerides doesn't have to mean changing your entire life. Small changes can work wonders for lowering triglycerides and increasing your heart health. Check out these five easy tips for lowering triglycerides that don’t require an entire lifestyle rethink. Get enough Omega-3 fatty acids: Fish, like salmon, herring, sardines, and albacore tuna, are high in long chain omega-3 fatty acids, which work wonders for lowering triglycerides. Try replacing two to three meals per week with a decent portion of salmon and watch your numbers drop. But don’t stop there: even those people with a healthy diet rich in omega-3s often...

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5 Minerals and Vitamins for Heart Health

5 Minerals and Vitamins for Heart Health

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There are so many vitamins and minerals out there that, without a little help, it can be hard to narrow it down and know which ones are best for supporting heart health. Click through the slides to learn about 5 different minerals and vitamins for heart health. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids helps support a healthy-functioning heart.. It can be difficult to get enough Omega-3 in your diet since our bodies don’t naturally produce these types of fatty acids. If you’re not getting enough Omega-3 in your diet alone, MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil can help provide you with essential...

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5 Foods High in Cholesterol to Avoid

5 Foods High in Cholesterol to Avoid

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High cholesterol, principally caused by physical inactivity, obesity and an unhealthy diet, is a major risk factor for heart disease. Here are 5 foods high in cholesterol that should be eaten in moderation when following a heart healthy, low-cholesterol diet:     1. Fatty red Meat:  Butter burgers, ribeye steaks, corned beef, lamb chops: just some of the red meats that are loaded with cholesterol. If you’re keeping your heart health and your cholesterol in mind, it’s best to avoid—or at least severely limit—the intake of these fattier red meats. 2. Pan-Frying Condiments: Limit your butter consumption by trading it in for margarine...

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