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3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…Holiday Treats Heart-Healthy Food #1: Caramelized Nuts. Roasting nuts with a bit of honey or maple syrup, and sea salt or sesame seeds sprinkled on top is a healthy holiday treat. Some of the best nuts to choose are almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and pecans which contain healthy unsaturated fats…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…fresh berries for frozen, since frozen berries can be high in sugar. Plus, I fine-tuned the garnish by focusing on the healthiest nuts: walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and almonds. Sinatra Smart & Simple Overnight Oatmeal * 2 cups water * 1/2 cup steel-cut Irish oats * 1/2 cup raisins or other dried…

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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…addressed the health-promoting advantages of the Mediterranean diet—and particularly olive oil and mixed nuts. His study, called PREDIMED, found that a diet rich in olive oil or tree nuts reducing cardiovascular events. Plus, subsequent research found that a higher fat diet helps to prevent insulin…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…well-being, mental alertness, control, and an increased ability to deal with stress. Plus, they’re good for your heart and your overall health. * Nuts and seeds * Ocean-going, cold-water fish such as salmon and mercury-free tuna * Organic DHA-fortified eggs * Ground flaxseed * Fruits and vegetables…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…diet including organic eggs, wild salmon, buffalo, organic chicken, and lamb. 2. Make these 5 foods part of your low-carb diet: avocados, nuts (macadamia nuts, walnuts, and almonds), chick peas, lentils, and broccoli. All of these foods require very little insulin for your body to process, and they…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…organic eggs are a perfect protein and can be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. * Enjoy a handful of nuts. Some of the best ones to choose from are almonds, walnuts and macadamia nuts. Almonds are also a good source of gamma tocopherol, a form of Vitamin E that neutralizes artery-damaging peroxynitrite…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…almonds, dry-roasted soybeans, dates, dried cranberries, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Just make sure to choose organic nuts and seeds if they’re available, and that it contains no more than 300 mg of sodium per serving. Heart-healthy snack #3. Yogurt Sundae: Mix sliced…

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5 Tips for Heart-Healthy and Enjoyable Summer Travel

…snacks on the go, eat nuts—including almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. In fact, wherever I travel I go to the local health food store and buy some nuts. * If you’re traveling by plane, get up at least once an hour and walk up and down the aisle for a few minutes to get your blood circulating again…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…longer, healthier life. 5 Heart-Healthy Gifts * Homemade Harvest Trail Mix. Nuts and seeds are the perfect heart-healthy foods, supplying healthy fats and protein. Try mixing up a batch of my Harvest Trail Mix, which contains nuts, seeds and dried fruits, and give it to your gift recipient in a great reusable…

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Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Food

…heart-healthy snacks to enjoy during the game. Here are My Top 5 Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Foods for Game Time 1. Harvest trail mix not only contains nuts rich in heart-healthy omega-3s, it will give you the energy you need to jump up and down, rooting for your favorite team. Here’s the recipe. 2. Vegetables—…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…The only downside with watermelon is that it’s a high-glycermic food. So, if you have diabetes, balance your watermelon intake with a chaser of nuts for fat and protein to get the full health benefits of watermelon. You May Also Be Interested In * Heart-Healthy Grilled Watermelon Salad * Why Blueberries…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…veggie juice as I’ve writtern about before. If you are not familiar with the procedure, you can visit heartmdinstitute.com. But if you’re not nuts about eating coconut, you can apply coconut oil to your skin. Remember, the skin absorbs almost anything you put on it. Similar to almond oil, coconut…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce with the essential fatty acid and fiber benefits of nuts. I find this marinade works best with a mild fish such as halibut. 1/2 cup organic almond butter 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon…

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A Healthy Lifestyle (Almost) Eliminates Sudden Cardiac Death

…body mass index (higher than 25). * Doing 30 minutes or more of daily physical activity. * Eating a Mediterranean type diet emphasizing vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil. * Having a moderate alcohol intake. These study results were music to my ears, because I have been preaching these very…

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DHA Omega-3 Benefits Your Brain, Too

…receptors for serotonin, which is the “feel good” chemical in your brain. What's the Best Source of DHA Omega-3 Benefits? Foods such as flaxseed, nuts and seeds, coldwater fish like salmon, and organic DHA-fortified eggs all supply DHA omega-3 benefits that support the brain. Avocados also supply some…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype drives me nuts because some people will read that headline, stop taking fish oil, and we can watch all cardiac events rise! Research Supports Benefits of Fish Oil…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…diet with no more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein to ensure bone health, turn to vegetarian sources such as nuts, soy, and tofu. Eggs are great for bone health, too. 2. Salt—Every 500 mg of sodium leaches 10 mg of calcium from your bones. Make sure to avoid processed…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…and mineral rich foods help support thyroid function—the gland that is most easily impacted by radiation exposure of any type. Choose from fruit, nuts and seeds, fish, and poultry. * A sea salt and soda bath neutralizes radiation exposure from X-rays, fallout, nuclear plant emissions, and plane travel…

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Fish: A Natural Source of Omega-3s

…necessary for life itself. Our bodies can’t manufacture EFAs, but you can get them through the food you eat. Omega-6 EFAs occur naturally in almost all nuts and seeds, and you can also get them from ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil, black currant oil, evening primrose oil, and borage oil. Omega-3 benefits…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…try as well: 1. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet. My daily diet consists of two meals and two healthy snacks a day and rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lentils. I also eat fish 1–2 times per week (either: scrod, haddock, Atlantic halibut, or wild Alaskan salmon). Plus, I eat range-fed organic…

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