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Saturated fats have been thought for years to be unhealthy. Believe it or not, recent research shows that some of the nearly 15 types of saturated fats are actually heart healthy. Bad Foods Gone Good?

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CoQ10: The Healthy Heart Enzyme

CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is increasingly being shown by research to play an important role in human health. CoQ10 is a compound that is present in every cell of your body. For this reason, it is also known as ubiquinone because it is ubiquitous, or “present everywhere”. Given how important it is to human health, some researchers believe that CoQ10 should be reclassified as a fat-soluble (stored in fat) vitamin. Whether or not that happens, it is certainly true that CoQ10 rivals most vitamins because of its ability to maintain and improve health. In addition, just as many people today suffer from some level of vitamin deficiency (primarily due to poor diet and environmental toxins), so too are many people deficient in CoQ10, despite the fact that it is manufactured in the body. As a result, a growing number of physicians and other health experts recommend CoQ10 supplements to their patients.
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Health Tip of the Day

Are you feeling blue? If so, you may be deficient in certain nutrients. Recent research shows that various vitamins and minerals can positively affect mood, while a lack of these same nutrients can cause feelings of anxiety and depression. Mood-boosting nutrients include B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and potassium. You can discuss them with your doctor to determine if supplementing with them will help you.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you find yourself become tired or groggy soon after you eat? If so, you probably are eating foods that cause a spike in blood sugar levels due to what is called insulin resistance. Research shows that insulin resistance is caused by the excessive intake of carbohydrate foods, including otherwise healthy complex carbs. To avoid this problem, eliminate all simple carbohydrate foods from your diet, beginning with sugar and "white foods." You can continue to eat complex carbs, but make sure your meals also contain a variety of other foods, including protein-rich foods. That's because meals consisting of only a few foods can significantly increase the risk of insulin resistance. Read more health tips...
Experiencing Sporadic Night Sweats
If you are otherwise healthy, adding phytoestrogens to your diet could easily help your pre-menopausal symptoms. Have you stopped menstruating altogether? Did your mother experience an early menopause? If yes, then start by adding red clover, chaste berry and soy isoflavones. continued inside...

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