Now that we have talked a little bit about exactly what a raw diet is – I can tell you for sure that there are quite a few foods that you will need to have in order to stay healthy while you are on your raw diet.  One thing that you need to make sure that you get are nuts.

Walnuts, peanuts and almonds are all examples of raw fats that you will need to include in your diet whenever you are going raw.  Another form of raw fat is avocado that has had nothing done to it.

Now you are probably wondering why people would go on the raw diet versus just a regular diet – well, cooking fats actually changes their structure and can make them unstable, which in turn reduces their how healthy they truly are.

It is a brand new year people and if you are looking for the latest and greatest new diet, you might want to consider the raw diet.  This diet is actually booming in 2010 and for those of you that have absolutely no idea what it is … we are going to explain it in detail for you to let you know if it is not only good for you but if it works.

When it comes to raw fats, they are actually just fats that are not cooked.  Most of the time, if you are not on a raw diet, you will probably consume fats that are cooked, such as oil and meat; that is not what the raw diet is all about.  The raw diet consists of you strictly eating raw food.

Most of you have no idea what examples of raw fat might be and that is what we are going to talk about in the next blog – stay tuned!

Watermelon is not something that you would expect that would help you clean out your kidneys, but to be completely honest, it is one of the top items on my list that helps clean out your kidneys.
For one, watermelon is full of — you guessed it, water.  Therefore it is extremely good for making your kidneys nice and healthy, the more that you eat it.  Let’s say that you fill up on watermelon, wait for a while and then go to the bathroom … you just cleaned out your kidneys.

It truly is that simple and I can promise that you will feel all that much better!

A recent study which appeared on the Journal of American College of Cardiology suggests that the guidelines for the risk factors for heart disease must be further tightened.

Experts who are pushing for the tightest control of the risk factors like blood pressure and bad cholesterol point out that the lower you get for these tests the better the outcome will be.

They have formed the conclusion after looking into the data about the arteries of around 3437 men who participated in several studies conducted by the Cleveland Clinic. The trials involved using ultrasound probes to check for the fatty deposits along the lining of the blood vessels.

The deposits of fats were thinnest for those men who demonstrated the lowest levels of bad cholesterol or LDL. This was also correlated to the low blood pressure readings.

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It may be a common knowledge that high total cholesterol is bad for your health. This may lead to several problems like a heart attack. Most of us do not know that too much cholesterol also affects our eyesight.

Doctors from the Stahl Eye Center in New York declare that too much cholesterol increases the risk factor for occluding the blood vessels in your eyes.

Just like any other organ, the eyes need a good blood supply. Too much cholesterol prevents blood from going coming out of the eye in a normal way.

With retinal vein occlusion, the passage way or the blood vessel coming out of the retina gets narrower and narrower because of cholesterol and the slow flow of blood which eventually develops into a clot. The case is the same for arteries.

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When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you see an apple or a pear? No, not red or green, but how the shape of your body is like. The shape you see tells you if you are prone to cholesterol and heart problems.

If you see a pear, that means small waist but you have bigger hips and thighs, that is a protective shape. Apple-shaped individuals will appear has a bigger abdominal region and bigger waist.

Apple-shaped individuals are with higher risk for cholesterol and heart diseases. The big belly adipose tissues have high inflammatory markers indicative of problems with the heart and levels of cholesterol in the body.

High levels of cholesterol may clog up the arteries of the heart and lead to a heart attack. Total cholesterol levels lower than 200 is considered to be normal.

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There are around 51 million Americans that have high cholesterol levels. As you can see on TV, on newspaper ads, or on the internet, there are also millions of suggested ways to lower your cholesterol.

Remember that there are good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL) in the human body. A certain balance between these two helps our body to be in optimal condition.

Too much of the bad cholesterol predisposes one to problems like heart diseases. When you have your blood screened for cholesterol ask your doctor for guidance as what your goal should be. There are the best levels, borderlines, and high risk levels when you read out the laboratory results.

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