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Sinatra's Super Foods: Broccoli

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Broccoli makes the Sinatra's Super Foods list because it contains lots of phytonutrients that can protect against free radical damage that can cause cancer. Broccoli also contains heart-healthy magnesium, calcium and potassium to lower your blood pressure.

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Heart-Healthy Vegetable Recipes

Heart-Healthy Vegetable Recipes

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Eating heart-healthy can be delicious. Peruse Dr. Sinatra's collection of heart-healthy vegetable recipes, from Italian Roasted Vegetables, to Spinach with Pine Nuts and Garlic, and much more!

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High Blood Pressure and Salt

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One of the ways you can lower high blood pressure is by limiting how much salt you eat. Specifically, says Dr. Stephen Sinatra, you must be mindful of the “hidden” salt in prepared and packaged foods.

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Diet Soda Health Risks

Diet Soda Health Risks

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Learn more about the diet soda health risks, including increased risk factors for stroke and heart attack, and what other actions you can take to lose weight.

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Spiced Winter Tea

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Whether you make it with green, black or ginger tea, this delicious recipe combines aromatic fall spices to create a heart-healthy warm drink to enjoy on a cold winter's day.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is one of Sinatra's Super Foods because of its impressive array of cancer-fighting nutrients. Cauliflower is packed with phytonutrients that can protect agains the cell damage caused by free radical stress that can lead to cancer. Cauliflower also reduces inflammation in the body, which is the core cause of heart disease.

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Heart-Healthy Holiday Recipes

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If you're looking for something to serve this holiday season, I wanted to share my collection of heart-healthy holiday recipes. All of them are easy to make, delicious, and can be enjoyed guilt-free...

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Salt and High Blood Pressure

Salt and High Blood Pressure

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Find out more about dietary salt and high blood pressure, and what Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends to prevent and treat his patients’ high blood pressure levels.

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Q&A: Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

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If you eat the perfect diet; live a calm lifestyle; and avoid toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, prescription drugs and radiation, then perhaps you wouldn't need to take additional vitamins. But we live in the modern world, and a multi is a necessity.

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Estrogen, Breast Cancer, and Your Heart

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As a cardiac rehab nurse, I’m well versed in the heart-protective effects that estrogen has for women. And in the 1980s and 1990s, those benefits created a real dilemma for women who had to decide whether to undergo estrogen replacement therapy.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a Sinatra's Super Food because it is so heart-healthy. It's the oil's unique combination of healthy monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, both of which help to block the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which can lower your blood pressure.

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Q&A: Bypass Surgery: Do I Need It?

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You need bypass surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. "Unsatisfactory" in this case means frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath with minimal exertion.

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The Straight Scoop on Vitamin A

The Straight Scoop on Vitamin A

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Discover why many people are concerned about vitamin A toxicity, and why Dr. Sinatra says the key to preventing a problem is understanding the different forms of vitamin A: retinyl palmitate and beta-carotene.

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Find out more about the dangerous link between diabetes and heart disease, and the adverse effects that diabetes can have on your entire cardiovascular system.

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Isolated systolic hypertension or ISH is when just the top number of your blood pressure reading is too high. The top number of your blood pressure reading reflects the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure being generated when the heart is contracting.

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Heart Health and Running

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To maintain heart health and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack, exercise is key. But running may not be your best exercise option when it comes to heart health.

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Cigarettes Harm Everyone Exposed

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Cigarette smoking’s causal link to lung cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses is fairly undeniable at this point. In reaction, society is making things harder and harder for smokers with the intention of discouraging the habit—with some degre

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Heart Health and How to Lower Your Toxic Load

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Discover why Dr. Sinatra says you can achieve optimal heart health by learning how to reduce your exposure to the environmental toxins that threaten a healthy heart. Quitting smoking, reading labels, and drinking filtered water will all lower your toxic load and promote heart health.

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What Is Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol?

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Learn from Dr. Sinatra what cholesterol is and what functions it performs in the body. Also discover the difference between HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

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The Diet-Inflammation Connection

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Inflammation is now regarded as a leading contributor to illnesses ranging from hay fever and arthritis to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Monica Reinagel has done exhaustive research on the nutritional components of 1,600 common foods, and rated them according to scientifically validated factors related to inflammation.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

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Learn why wild salmon is one of Dr. Sinatra's top-recommended Super Foods for heart health, helping to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, soothing inflammation, and preventing blood-clotting deposits from lining coronary arteries.

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