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Eat less sugar and syrups. Added sugar, especially in processed foods and beverages, is one of the major dietary causes of heart disease. It can lower good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And new research shows that the glucose metabolite glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), which builds up when you eat too much sugar and starch, causes severe stress to the heart.
Joe's heart advice: “Sugar is poison. It’s bad for your heart, and it fuels cancer cells!”
February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!
We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area.
Join us for a free heart seminar today in Meridian or La Grande: Meridian: I Ate What? Finding Hidden Fat, Sugar, and Sodium LaGrande: The Latest News on Controlling Cholesterol
Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.
The most valuable thing we have is our health. And the most valuable thing St. Luke's can do is help you live as healthy a life as possible. We're taking care forward as we develop new ways—and refine the tried and true—to improve health, improve care, and lower costs.