coconut oil and heart health

Top Heart Healthy Foods

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February is a time we all focus on one of the most important organs in our body: our hearts. To start off this Heart Health Month we’re giving you the best foods for your ticker. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is a good list to keep in mind. 1. Kale This is the “it” green of the moment. I love to throw it in my smoothies in the morning as an easy way to get some more vegetables in my diet. But […]

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Heart Healthy Overnight Oatmeal

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Mornings are so rushed, I have no time to actually make breakfast. Usually, I scramble something quickly together as I’m putting on my last shoe and running out the door. What I’ve found, when I’m up to it, is setting something aside to grab and go works for my morning routine. To be honest, I’d rather be running behind with a breakfast packed than skip it all together. I love oatmeal because it is really good for for your heart and cholesterol. In an effort to make this even better for my ticker, I added in two ingredients: pomegranates and […]

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The Difference Between Medium- and Long- Chain Fatty Acids

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There’s been some Twitter chatter lately about the lauric acid in coconut oil being a long-chain fatty acid. If you understand why we have an issue with this – we’re impressed with your coconut oil knowledge- if not, read on. Our biggest issue is, calling lauric acid a long-chain fatty acid or triglyceride (LCT). What makes lauric acid a uniquely composed saturated fat  is that lauric acid is actually a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) and acts completely different in your body. The New York University Langone Medical Centersays MCTs, like lauric acid, are used as an energy source similar to a carbohydrate. “Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are […]

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