Garlic

On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…good HDL cholesterol, along with garlic, roasted peppers, and more. Mediterranean Chicken (Makes 2 servings) Ingredients: 8 oz. organic or free range chicken breast, cubed or sliced 4 Tbsp. flour (gluten-free preferred) 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 roasted red peppers, from…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…pressure levels, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and even prevent plaque rupture. Garlic is a potent blood thinner and, like onions that are rich in quercetin, helps you prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Garlic and onions are both superb heart healthy foods for lowering blood pressure levels…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

…salt in your diet by cooking with fresh herbs and spices such as basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, chives, parsley, and onion. What’s more, all of these flavorings contain natural substances that are good for your health. Garlic, in particular, has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…also contains garlic, which has a whole slew of medicinal perks that are a great addition for a heart healthy diet. White Bean Salad (Serves 3–4) ½ lb. dry white beans (washed and soaked overnight) or substitute 2 cans white beans drained 3-½ cups water 1 medium onion and 2 garlic cloves, chopped…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 medium onions, diced 2 lbs. fresh plum or cherry tomatoes (preferably organic) 2 Tbsp. red or white wine 1 Tbsp. chopped basil 1 tsp. fresh oregano leaves, crushed Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Directions: Pour the olive oil into a pan and sauté garlic

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…Probiotics: Which populate your colon with healthy bacteria—and help to crowd out unwanted bacteria. 5. Eat Garlic: Research has shown that high consumption (1-2 cloves daily) of raw or cooked garlic decreases the chance of colon cancer by 30 percent, and stomach cancer by 50 percent. 6. Take B Vitamins…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…otherwise at low risk of developing blood clots, I recommend the natural blood thinners. Natural Blood Thinners * Fish oil (2–3 grams daily) * Garlic (1–2 grams daily in capsule form) * Nattokinase (100 mg daily) * Vitamin E as mixed tocopherols (200–300 IU daily) * Bromelain, an enzyme derived…

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…antioxidant carnosol. Plus, the garlic helps to enhance blood thinning (preventing blood clots); lower blood pressure levels; and reduce triglycerides. Peppered Rosemary Chicken * 1 whole chicken (preferably organic or free range) * ½ c chopped fresh rosemary * ¼ c chopped garlic * ½ tsp ground pepper *…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…(500 mg two to three times per day) increases blood flow in smaller vessels, acting much like ACE inhibitor drugs, as it decreases blood pressure. * Garlic (500–1,000 mg daily) * Calcium (1,000 mg daily), magnesium (400 mg daily) * CoQ10 (100–300 mg daily in divided doses) * Fish oil (2–4 grams per…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…fish like wild salmon. * Eat garlic. An Australian review of 11 studies show that it can help patients experiencing menopause and high blood pressure. In the studies, hypertensive patients were randomly given a garlic supplement or placebo. The results found that garlic can reduce blood pressure as effectively…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…against sun damage to skin. Foods associated with the least amount of sun damage to skin are apples, asparagus, celery, cherries, eggplant, eggs, fish, garlic, grapes, melon, lima beans, legumes, olives onions, pears, prunes and spinach. What Not To Eat To Avoid Sun Damage to Skin In contrast, a high intake…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…when compared to matched controls. Garlic reduces blood pressure, and also reduces fibrinogen (a blood clotting component), preventing the formation of blood clots. Clumped platelets can render you vulnerable to heart attack and cerebrovascular strokes, and garlic's ability to reduce blood pressure helps…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…clove of garlic, chopped * 3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil * Celtic sea salt and ground black pepper to taste * Organic butter * Cilantro or parsley to garnish 1. Wash Brussels sprouts, remove outer leaves and stems, and cut in half from top to bottom. 2. Sauté a clove of chopped garlic in 3-4 Tbsp…

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Chicken Soup for the Lungs—A Natural Cold & Flu Treatment

…three decades ago, he discovered that ancient healers used natural substances such as garlic and hot peppers, as well as chicken soup to address the problem. In fact, he routinely prescribed chicken soup with garlic and hot peppers as a complement to modern drug treatments. Treating the bronchospasms…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

…Spelt Pasta with Asparagus and Tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, it contains four of my top “super foods”: asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Asparagus is one of the best foods to help boost your body’s production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to protect the…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…seasonings, most of which you'll probably find in your kitchen cabinet right now. 10 Seasonings that Boost Your Heart Health 1. Garlic — This is number one on my hit parade. Garlic's benefits are numerous. It's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It lowers homocysteine, cholesterol, and blood pressure…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…, both of which are excellent natural means to prevent inflammation, allergies, and histamine release. I also take garlic (500—1,000 mg as a supplement, or one clove of fresh garlic), and drink ginger tea. 6. Drink red wine (1–2 glasses once or twice a week), green tea (1-3 cups a day), and water…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Levels to Reduce Your Heart Risk

…to Maintain Healthy Fibrinogen Levels * Eat cold-water fish a few times a week and/or take 1–2 grams of fish oil daily * Take 500–1,000 mg of garlic (in capsule form) and/or 600 mg of bromelain * Drink 100 mg ginger and/or green tea daily * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course, adhere…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…your kitchen, contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory. Also use garlic and onions. They can lower blood pressure, thin the blood, and protect your cholesterol from oxidation. A bottle of turmeric can last for months. Garlic and onions can be very affordable. Healthy Living Budget Tip #3: Drink…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

…steaks Juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed ½ tsp. grated lemon peel 3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped and divided 2 tsp. capers, drained Fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lemon peel. Stir in capers and 2 tablespoons…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

…washed asparagus spears at about 400 degrees for 2-5 minutes, then seasons it on the plate before serving with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped garlic or garlic salt, and a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. You can even travel with the ingredients on ice in your cooler, and make this side dish fresh on…

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7 Ways To Survive Cold and Flu Season Naturally

…heart health. * Drink healing tea: If you feel run down and susceptible to getting sick, create an antimicrobial tea by crushing 3–4 cloves of garlic, grating a piece of thumb-sized ginger and squeezing the juice from half a lemon into 6–8 cups boiling water. Simmer for 5–10 minutes. Add 1 tsp…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…for your apples—like storing them in the refrigerator and not out in a bowl, and keeping them away from strong-smelling produce like onions and garlic, which they will absorb. But the best part is an interview (3.5 minutes into the six) with Dr. Shea discussing his findings about apple juice concentrate…

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Cooking for Cancer

…For fun, try one of the quicker recipes from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Avocado Dressing Use to top salads, fish, or chicken ¾ C water 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp agave nectar 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp sea salt 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar ½ ripe avocado 2 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice…

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Spinach: A Sinatra Super Food and Apparent Crowd-Pleaser!

…fresh spinach and incorporating it into some brown wild rice, and top with almonds and Parmesan cheese. * Zoe P.O. loves to sauté some onions and garlic with some spinach, mix it with feta cheese, kalamata olives, and then “smash it in the middle of a soft tortilla and grill it on the stove! YUM!…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…flavor. * Instead of dousing your popcorn with salt, get creative with your seasonings. My wife Jan and I season our popcorn with herbs, cinnamon, garlic powder, and even nutritional yeast. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat popcorn? You May Also Be Interested In: * 11 Quick & Healthy…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…Healthy Recipe #1: Slice cauliflower or turnips into quarter-inch pieces. Place in a single layer in lined pan, spray with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese before serving. Heart Healthy…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…items, especially in fast food restaurants, are high in salt. * Cook with fresh herbs and spices, instead of salt. Try seasonings such as basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, chives, parsley, and onion. Not only are they sodium-free, these flavorings contain natural substances that are good for your health…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…#5: Fortify “gut-friendly” bacteria with prebiotics and probiotics. You can get prebiotics naturally by eating whey protein, bananas, onion, garlic, whole wheat, barley, rye, and artichokes. Both soy and organic cow’s milk yogurt are full of live bacteria strains that serve as probiotics, or…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…two avocados up into bite sized chunks, and mix them with sliced organic onions (red or Vidalia are my personal favorites). Then, add a clove of garlic finely chopped and season it with sea salt and olive oil drizzled to taste (but no vinegar).You can enjoy this simple salad by itself, or make it a…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…contain. But I make sure it’s heated up properly to avoid unwanted bacteria. I cook vegetables the same way—using simple healthy seasonings like garlic and olive oil. It’s also important to never serve your food on the same plate you used when you brought it out to the grill. The raw juices are full…

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