Heart Healthy Eating - Research on Aging

7/14/2016; 83 minutes

Learn the latest practical dietary suggestions to reduce risk and progression of heart disease, including strategies for reducing inflammation and lowering LDL cholesterol (i.e., the "bad" cholesterol). Vicky Newman, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with years of experience in dietary behavior change research, talks about the protective compounds found in big color, big flavor plant foods, including dark chocolate and red wine. She also discusses the benefits of fiber-rich foods, and the special role that soluble fiber plays in controlling cholesterol. Additionally, Ms. Newman offers her perspective on the continuing controversies regarding vegan diets (elimination of all animal foods), egg consumption, and saturated fats like coconut oil. (#30568)

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