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Healthy Oils and Heart Disease

By Allison Park / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

One of the first guidelines often provided to heart patients is to reduce their consumption of saturated fats. When adopting a new way of eating that encompasses both diabetes and heart disease, what are the best oils for heart health? Is there even such a thing as healthy cooking with oils? In this 3-part series,…

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Best Summer Cooking Hacks for Diabetic Heart Patients

By Allison Park / July 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, right? Maybe not so much, if you’re dealing with the need to limit salt, sugar, carbs and saturated fat. Yes, ALL of the above, not just one thing! What’s a patient (or spouse) to do? Check out our best hacks for healthy summer cooking! Create your own dressings for…

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Restaurants and the Diabetic Heart Patient

By Allison Park / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Summer is officially underway, and with it come vacations and the need to eat away from home. Every week we talk about the challenges of an eating lifestyle that minimizes salt, sugar, starchy carbs and saturated fat. The dual conditions of diabetes and heart disease, which afflict millions of patients, require attention to all of…

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Understanding whole grains

By Allison Park / June 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Do you know what whole grains are? Every time we talk about healthy eating for diabetes and heart disease, we hear people urged to eat whole grains instead of refined grains. Maybe we should talk more about what that actually means. According to an article from the Journal of Nutrition, whole grains are associated with…

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Recipe Makeover Strategies

By Allison Park / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We created the Diabetic Heart Lifestyle website because of the lack of cookbooks and resources for people with both diabetes and heart disease. We are creating new recipes every week for you, our reader, but maybe you don’t want to wait for us. How about creating makeovers of your old favorites? Would you like some…

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Is all saturated fat bad for diabetic heart patients?

By Allison Park / June 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week’s topic of saturated fat is the fourth in our 4-part series on the primary dietary limitations for diabetic heart patients. For the earlier topics, sugar, salt and starchy/refined carbs, you can click the word links just provided, or click here for our blog page. Saturated fat is a hot topic in the field…

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Starchy Carbs, Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Allison Park / June 1, 2019 / 7 Comments

This week we’re looking at the third of four things diabetic heart patients have to watch in their food lifestyle: starchy carbs. Of our four foods to limit, refined and starchy carbs are the most harmful, and contribute to both diabetes and heart disease. When push comes to shove, if we cannot limit all four…

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Sugar, Diabetes and Heart Disease

By Allison Park / May 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week we explore part 2 of our 4-part series on the 4 things diabetic heart patients have to monitor: sugar consumption and its effect on blood glucose, as well as heart disease. There’s a wealth of great resources for diabetes, so we’re not going to try to duplicate them. We assume you already know…

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Salt: love it or leave it?

By Allison Park / May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week we begin a 4-part series on the things every diabetic heart patient has to watch: salt, sugar, starchy/refined carbs, and saturated fat. We’ll touch on why these four substances are a source of concern and our favorite strategies for addressing them. Let’s turn our attention to salt first: it preserves our food, it…

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Finding new ways to love salad

By Allison Park / May 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Question for the day: do you eat salad because you love it, or do you eat it only because it is good for you? (Or not at all?) When people think of healthy eating – whatever the reason – salads are usually one of the first things they think of. When Wayne’s heart disease was…

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