Can vegetables help your heart?

According to this article, they certainly can! Tomatoes and olive oil lead the pack.

According to the article, “Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called lycopene, which has been shown to improve vascular function and help protect against disease.”

And for olive oil, “Swapping out butter, which is rich in saturated fats, for something that’s rich in monounsaturated fats like olive oil can also help reduce your risk of heart disease. In one evaluation, researchers found that increasing olive oil consumption by as little as 5 grams (for context, a tablespoon contains 13.3 grams) was associated with a 7% reduction of CHD incidence, a 4% reduction of CVD incidence, and an 8% reduction of death from CVD.”

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Thinking of a plant based diet?

Then this article in Eat This Not That!, provides four reasons why you may want to consider it. Personally I eat more plant based than not, but added seafood for protein, as I never met a bean I liked! I also do not miss land based protein at all.

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The Mediterranean Diet for weight loss

My cardiologist last year suggested last year, that I move towards a plant based diet. I eliminated all land based animal protein, and limited my dairy intake. I quickly discovered though, I do not like beans, and only like red lentils, nor do I want to be vegan.

Where was I going to get enough protein? My nutritionist suggested adding seafood! I love seafood!

It then dawned on me, that the Mediterranean Diet was close to what I was already doing! If your curious about this diet, then check out this link.

I ordered a new cookbook on Amazon, and I’m very excited to start this incredibly healthy way of eating!

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Moving the site and app updates

I’m very unhappy with the company hosting my domain, so I am moving it to a new company. I’m not sure what disruption this will create for the blog and email support, but it should be temporary.

I’m also going to rewrite the app to hopefully fix that dreaded database error! I’m fairly certain trying to have iCloud syncing caused it. I’m going to remove that feature, that never really worked, and will look for an alternative.

The re-write will take several months, but I hope the result is worth it!

I’ve also have started looking at health articles again, and look forward to posting new diet tips and recipes!

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Intermittent Fasting

Thinking of trying this? This article has tips, and health benefits. I myself do a 10:14 intermittent fasting, meaning I stop eating at 8PM and resume eating at 10AM.

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Can you drink alcohol while following a Keto diet?

According to this article, yes you can. The trick is know how many carbs are in the drink you’re drinking. For example, while distilled drinks have 0 carbs, using sugary mixers can boost the carbs to your daily limit.

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The Noom Diet

Is the Noom diet right for you. Read this and find out more. I actually tried it, but was put off by the hefty subscription fees, and any diet that says nuts are bad for you, is not right for me.

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New version submitted

I have submitted a new version. Sorry it took so long, but this should fix issues on the iPhone and iPad for iOS 13.

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iOS 13 Issues

I have noticed on the iPhone that when adding a new meal or exercise from the home screen, or a new exercise from the exercise screen, that gray overlay appears and you can not enter in any information.

If you forcibly exit the application and then go back to the Entries screens for Meals and Exercise, you’ll see an empty entry that can be edited.

I’ll fix this weekend and issue a new version.

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Keto versus Paleo

A very good article on the differences between the two diets. I follow Paleo myself.

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