Category Archives: Cardiovascular Disease

Mycoprotein and Cardiovascular Disease

Mycoprotein is a mould that is often touted as a meat substitute. Mycoprotein is synthesised from the filamentous fungus Fusarium venenatum and is high in protein and certain other nutrients. Studies have investigated the cholesterol lowering properties of mycoprotein in … Continue reading

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Beetroot as a Source of Nitrate

Red beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a rich source of phytochemicals that may provide health benefits to individuals who consume it regularly as part of a healthy diet. Red beetroot has been evidenced to contain betanin, phenolic compounds, saponins, fibre, vitamins … Continue reading

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Lycopene for Health

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More on Eggs and Blood Cholesterol

Eggs are a rich source of cholesterol. This cholesterol is contained mainly in the yolk of the eggs. Some sources claim that consumption of eggs is associated with detrimental health effects because of the cholesterol within the eggs. However, the … Continue reading

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Cardioprotection From Tree Nuts

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The Heart Healthy Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is the traditional diet consumed by the populations living around the Mediterranean Sea. The diet consists of unprocessed and unrefined whole cereal grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, red wine, olive oil, olives and dairy including milk and … Continue reading

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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Linden (Tilia spp): Potential Sedative

Linden (Tilia spp) is a common English name for a genus of tree belonging to the Tiliaceae family of plants. Although the name derived from England, the trees are native to much of the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. … Continue reading

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Alpha Linolenic Acid: Cardiovascular Risk

Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is an essential fatty acid that has vitamin like effects in humans. Intakes of ALA must be balanced with intake of the other essential fatty acid linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)), and the dietary … Continue reading

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Acylcarnitines: A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a treatable and even reversible condition. Treatment and reversal however requires that the disease is identified before large scale damage is done. The longer the disease is allowed to develop, the less that chance there exists that … Continue reading

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