Stay on the road to health by maintaining adherence to some basic principles.
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Alright in moderation: cheese, alcohol
Bad: cola, butter, trans fats
Good: dark chocolate, coffee, olive oil, fish
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Dairy fats will raise your cholesterol, but cheese is less harmful than butter. In an
Australian study, bad LDL cholesterol went up 9% in people who ate 4.2 ounces of cheddar a day but 15% (or 67% more) in
those who ate the same amount of butter. Some studies show cheese eaters are not more likely to die of heart disease.
Researchers say moderate amounts of cheese may be alright to have, even if you have high cholesterol.
A little alcohol daily seems to reduce heart attacks: The hypothesis is It's probably a blood thinner that discourages clots.
At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the blood of those who had three to six drinks a week was less apt to
clot than people who did not drink alchohol. Caution: More than six drinks didn't add benefits to to patients.
BLOOD PRESSURE .
Drinking coffee (regular or decaf) didn't raise risk of high blood pressure according to researchers involved with a Harvard
study. But having four or more colas/sodas daily hiked risk by 28% (sugared) or 19% (diet). In other research, eating dark
chocolate and monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, reduced blood pressure.
High blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) signal inflammation, a heart disease villain and killer. Eating fish suppressed
CRP according to Greek researchers. Women who eat the most trans fats (margarines, baked goods) have 73% higher
CRP than those who eat the least, according to Harvard researchers.
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