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Why is Fiber Important for Heart Health?

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There are a lot of foods that impact heart health and lower calcium build-up. As cardiologists,  we talk a lot about heart-healthy diets, and one of the keys is fiber. Today, we look at why fiber is important to your heart health. Fiber Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Fiber is a complex carbohydrate and is…

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Why Do I Get Heart Palpitations after Eating?

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Heart palpitations can be frightening. In some instances, they may be a sign of a serious heart-related medical issue, which is why it’s common to be alarmed when you experience them. However, heart palpitations are often relatively benign and shouldn’t necessarily be a cause for concern. This is often true when they occur after eating.…

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Foods That Naturally Lower Calcium Heart Score

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A calcium heart score, or coronary calcium scan, is done with a specialized X-ray called Cat scan, that provides our cardiologists with images that measure calcium build up in plaque on your heart arteries. Such scans are used as a part of prevention to assess and detect early signs of coronary artery disease. After all,…

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Grilling Tips for Heart Health

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Summer is grilling season, and this year, as we continue the battle against coronavirus, we have a feeling those backyard getaways are going to be more and more critical. While doing what we can to stay safe is incredibly important, it’s also essential to pay attention to all the aspects of your health, including your…

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Heart Healthy Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

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The holiday season is upon us. As Thanksgiving draws ever-nearer, those with heart problems, health issues, or specific dietary needs may be looking at the holiday with as much trepidation as excitement. It’s hard to look at this season of indulgence and not feel a little worried about derailing all your health-focused progress. But if…

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Heart Palpitations After Eating – What Does It Mean?

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Heart palpitations are scary, no matter when they occur. The sudden feeling of your heart pounding in your chest, beating faster or thumping much harder than you’re used to is a frightening experience. It makes you wonder and worry. Sometimes, palpitations can be so frightening that you call 9-1-1, fearing heart attack, or stroke. It’s…

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Heart Healthy Summer Drinks and Fresh Mixers

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Summer is the time of lemonade stands and sugary sweet drinks, but for those of us that are paying attention to our heart health, we have to tread carefully when we’re at summer fairs, festivals, or just over at a neighbor’s backyard BBQ. Rather than opting for the sugar-laden choices we’re so used to seeing,…

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Breakfast Smoothies That Won't Spike Your Blood Sugar

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A breakfast smoothie can be a great way to start your day. Smoothies can be an excellent way to get protein, fiber, good fats, and other nutrients from fruits and superfoods, like spinach and leafy greens. They pack tons of nutrition into a small on-the-go cup, and they can taste more like a dessert than…

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Inflammatory Foods and How They Impact Your Heart

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Heart health can be impacted by many factors. We often talk about the symptoms, both obvious and less so, that can cue you into when you need to see a doctor. We talk about lifestyle choices that can help keep your heart health a priority no matter what. Today, we’re covering a little bit of…

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Skip the Salt – Heart Healthy Holiday Cooking Tips

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The holidays are sneaking up on us again, and with those looming gatherings of loved ones comes menu plans filled with some of the richest foods and most massive meals we consume in a year. If you’re battling heart health issues, in the midst of recovery from a heart-related incident, trying to reduce factors for…

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