C-Reactive Protein, the New Testing Standard

Word Count: 399 Summary: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of 3.0 or higher triples your risk for a heart attack. When chronic inflammation is present, the CRP levels increase. There is now evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation causes atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Keywords: C-Reactive Protein heart attack stroke inflammation CRP Article Body: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. CRP is a molecule produced by the liver in response to an inflammatory response. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of …

Crack Open a Miracle

Word Count: 458 Summary: Crack open an egg and you find a wealth of nutrients. Because eggs contain a wide variety of nutrients compared to their calorie count (75 per Large egg), they’re called nutrient dense. Keywords: Crack Open a Miracle Article Body: Crack open an egg and you find a wealth of nutrients. Because eggs contain a wide variety of nutrients compared to their calorie count (75 per Large egg), they’re called nutrient dense. Eating nutrient-dense foods helps us satisfy our nutrient needs without excess calories. The nutrient density benefit of eggs is especially important for older adults and anyone who is overweight. Eggs are best known as a high-quality protein source. The protein in eggs contains all the …

Combatting Atherosclerosis With Good Nutrition

Word Count: 996 Summary: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances in your blood build up in the walls of your arteries. The process can begin when you’re a child, but it may not become a problem until you’re in your 50s or 60s. As this muck gathers in your arteries, it forms plaque. Plaque can clog or completely block arteries, cutting off blood flow to your heart or brain. That’s when you have a heart attack or stroke. Keywords: Atherosclerosis,nutrition,arteries,blood,cholesterol,fiber Article Body: Imagine hundreds of cars zooming down an eight-lane highway. One lane disappears, and then another, until the same cars crawl bumper-to-bumper along a one-lane country road. That’s sort of what happens when you have atherosclerosis. Your …

The Lowdown On Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan

With the sudden boom of dieting in the country, different diet programs have been introduced in the country. Although many experts believe that proper exercise and not only diet can lose those pounds in a healthy way, many people still believe in the power of diet programs and diet plans. One of the most controversial kinds of diet plans is the low-carbohydrate diet program, which focuses on the reduction of carbohydrate consumption in the body. According to the theory, when carbohydrates are no longer being taken in, the body will be forced to use fats and water as alternative sources of energy; thereby helping to shed off those unwanted pounds. Fats, unbeknownst to many, can actually be converted to energy. …

The Right Diet for the Diabetic

Diabetes is one of the main health problems not only in the country but also in the world. And it is not something that can be ignored both in financially and health wise. When left on its own, diabetes can spell a helluva of complications, from heart disease to liver problems. It is perhaps the disease that causes the most number of complications in the body. Money wise, it is not cheap to have diabetes. In fact in studies conducted, 1/10 of the spendings of United States in Healthcare goes to Diabetes and its complications. Because it is expensive and difficult to treat diabetes when it is already in its complications stage, patients are advised to nip the problem in …