Canada’s New Alcohol Guidance: Your Heart Health Questions Answered
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by Cheryl Strachan
1w ago
If you’re in Canada, by now you’ve likely heard something about the new guidance on alcohol and health from the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). The bottom line is that they’re advising us that no level of alcohol consumption is risk-free, that “low-risk” drinking is 1-2 drinks a week, “moderate-risk” is 3-6 drinks… The post Canada’s New Alcohol Guidance: Your Heart Health Questions Answered appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Keto, Mediterranean, or fasting for heart health?
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by Cheryl Strachan
3w ago
Last month I attended a “Diet Debate,” where speakers argued for various approaches, including Mediterranean, ketogenic, and intermittent fasting. The speaker defending the ketogenic diet described several patients in his clinic who had lost a great deal of weight and experienced improvements in measures of heart failure. Compelling stories for… The post Keto, Mediterranean, or fasting for heart health? appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Doing a food gift basket for someone who’s had a heart attack? What to choose, what to lose.
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by Cheryl Strachan
1M ago
If a friend, colleague, or loved one has had a heart attack, stent, or heart surgery, a get well food basket is a thoughtful and helpful way to show that you care. But bear in mind that this can be a tricky time for people with food! So let’s talk… The post Doing a food gift basket for someone who’s had a heart attack? What to choose, what to lose. appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Gift ideas for a heart-healthy (and happy) kitchen
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by Cheryl Strachan
2M ago
Black Friday is this week, which is generally my reminder to get it together and start gift planning. Perhaps you organized people are done or even started, but for the rest of us slowpokes, it’s time! So to help you with the cooks in your life, here are 15 of… The post Gift ideas for a heart-healthy (and happy) kitchen appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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3 ways to use the extra hour for heart health, now and into the winter
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by Cheryl Strachan
3M ago
Do you find it hard to wrap your head around the biannual time change? We sure do, saying things like “If the clock says 7am that’s the old 6am right? Or is it 8am? Hang on… fall back, spring forward…” The one thing that helps me is remembering that our… The post 3 ways to use the extra hour for heart health, now and into the winter appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Plant-based meat alternatives for heart health? (Part 2)
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by Cheryl Strachan
3M ago
As promised, I’ve been experimenting with plant-based meat alternatives. Prior to this we would have the occasional veggie burger or a dish made with veggie ground round, but my previous experiences with veggie hot dogs and sausages left me with a big NO for the rest of it. I decided that there… The post Plant-based meat alternatives for heart health? (Part 2) appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Heart-healthy apple crisp
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by Cheryl Strachan
4M ago
When I was a teenager I typed up my mother’s favourite recipes (with an actual typewriter!) and put them in a binder in sheet protectors. Thus my famous recipe collection was born. No surprise, one of our favourites was this apple crisp. Over the years, I’ve made it many times. It’s so… The post Heart-healthy apple crisp appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Are there any heart-healthy(ish) veggie burgers?
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by Cheryl Strachan
5M ago
A client asked last week if I could suggest any veggie burgers or other plant-based meat alternatives. I had to admit I haven’t taken a close look at this category, but it seemed like we were due. Plant-based meat alternatives are more widespread than I realized. In North America, sales… The post Are there any heart-healthy(ish) veggie burgers? appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Label-reading for heart health: Do I prioritize sodium or saturated fat?
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by Cheryl Strachan
5M ago
Recently a participant in my community for people with heart concerns reached out with a question that I get often, or at least a variation on it, so I’m sharing here, with their permission. If label reading sometimes leaves you without a clear choice, this one’s for you. “Cheryl: Here’s a… The post Label-reading for heart health: Do I prioritize sodium or saturated fat? appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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Eating for heart health on vacation
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by Cheryl Strachan
6M ago
Lately it feels like most of my clients are troubled by what summer travel has done to their eating habits. Are you feeling this way too? “I was doing so well getting on the right track and then when I went on vacation I ended up right back at the… The post Eating for heart health on vacation appeared first on Sweet Spot Nutrition ..read more
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