Breakfast

Holiday Weight Loss Tips

…tips! Holiday Weight Loss Tips Here's a great schedule of holiday weight loss tips for you to follow from meal to meal! 7:00 am — For many of us, breakfast can be the most difficult meal of the day. Maybe you’re rushing out the door, late to work, and grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a muffin at your…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…disease. * DON’T Frequent the Drive-Thru: No only do fast food breakfasts contain a jackpot of sugar, many are high in damaging hydrogenated oils, white flour, high fructose corn syrup and calories! * DON’T Eat Processed Meats: Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are loaded with salt, sodium nitrate…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

We’ve long-known that skipping breakfast isn’t good for your. In fact, there's many studies about the benefits of breakfast. Now we have evidence to show just how big the impact is of skipping breakfast on heart health. In a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…snob—or maybe I should say “connoisseur.” Years of enjoying Vermont winter skiing with our kids included gathering around the breakfast table for the comforting breakfast of steel cut oatmeal drizzled with fresh local maple syrup. My Vermont neighbors tapped their own maple trees and shared quarts…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…every morning of her visit. Now, we are all hooked! Instead of an occasional juice meal to detox, Dr. Sinatra and I have made juicing a regular breakfast ritual. In fact, we both feel so much better physically and mentally that we got motivated to maintain the “habit” even when we are on the road…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. 5. Eat several small meals. Start with breakfast, and include some protein at each sitting to keep you feeling satisfied. By eating little portions throughout the day, you will be less inclined to…

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How to Stop Seasonal Affective Disorder In Its Tracks

…your mood with “indoor sunshine.” I recommend using a light therapy box for about 30 minutes in the morning, while you read the paper or eat breakfast. You want to place it about 12 to 24 inches away from you at a slight angle. Don’t stare directly at the light. All you want is for the light to…

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Flax and Omega-3 Benefits for Blood Pressure

…seed is fresh, plus you’re getting extra fiber and plant lignans. Simply grind two tablespoons of flaxseed and sprinkle on food or blend in a breakfast drink three to four times per week. You May Also Be Interested In * For a Heart-Healthy Diet, Eat More Fat * Fish: The Wonder Food

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Information About Eggs & Heart Health

…to the formation of LDL “bad” cholesterol—but that’s an unfounded myth. The truth is that eggs are an excellent protein-rich choice for breakfast, or any meal of the day for that matter. They’re also an excellent mood-booster, containing all of the basic amino acids necessary to produce essential…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure levels. It can take a while to acquire a taste for natto, a staple in the traditional Japanese breakfast, because it has a somewhat sour and pungent aroma. On the plus side, it also has a favorable nutty quality. Dr. Sinatra recommends eating the real…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition for Kids

Keeping on the theme of National School Breakfast Week and healthy heart nutrition for kids, here’s a great recipe for those of you with kids in your life, but not necessarily in your home. They can make these with you, then take them home and to school. Apple-Cinnamon Bran Muffins (Makes 12 muffins…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…is powerfully relaxing in and of itself. * Stay at a budget-friendly hotel that has amenities built right in. I often stay in hotels that offer breakfast, and have an on-site workout room and pool. Many hotels also have mini-refrigerators available so you can bring along healthy lunch items and snacks…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…also may want to experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that millions of people use as a sweetener. * Eat several small meals, starting with breakfast, and include some protein at each sitting to keep you feeling satisfied. By eating little portions throughout the day, you will be less inclined to…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…with metabolic syndrome—a condition that’s linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death. For six weeks, the participants ate a breakfast that contained olive oil that was either low in phenolic compounds, or one that was high in phenols. They took blood samples after meals to check…

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