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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate. 3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives you numerous protective nutrients—including antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes. All of these elements help to protect your heart…

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Lutein Supplements are Critical for Eye Health

…transported to our retinas in the same proportions that it’s found in our blood. So, eating more lutein in our diets—including foods like spinach, kale, and collard greens—will increase the amount of lutein in our retinas. Plus, I highly recommend taking lutein supplements. With Lutein Supplements…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…(but mixed veggie juices are great for lunch and dinner) * Ginger: skin and add fresh ginger to taste * Greens: Swiss chard, baby spinach, parsley, kale, broccolini * Add water or ice to get consistency for easy pouring To prepare: * Just wash and cut fresh, hopefully organic, produce in chunks. * To…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…is to vary your menu. Trying different dishes helps to ensure that you’ll eat a wide variety of heart-healthy foods—from salmon, to olive oil, kale, and more. Plus, by keeping your menu varied you’ll be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods. Since March is National Nutrition Month, I thought…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…* Raisins; * Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries); * Oranges; * Cherries; * Plums; * Red grapes; * Spinach; * Broccoli * Kale * Brussels sprouts; * Alfalfa sprouts; * Bell peppers * Beets; * Eggplant; and * Onions. Essential Fatty Acids * Almonds, * Pecans, * Walnuts, * Olive…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…help to balance out your meals. Some good vegetable choices—ones that give you a huge “bang for your nutritional buck”—include cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, onions, eggplant, and more. It's also a good idea to eat some of your vegetables raw. One final note, with fruits and vegetables…

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

….You can enjoy this simple salad by itself, or make it a complete meal by tossing it with two cups of fresh greens (arugula, green leafy lettuce, and kale) and if you'd like you can garnish it with walnuts, almonds, or pine nuts. The secret with this type of recipe is to be creative and use what you have…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…promoting a healthy cardiovascular system by way of its ability to optimize calcium utilization. Vitamin K1 can be found in green, leafy foods like kale, spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Conversely, Vitamin K2 is less abundant in foods. While it can be found in several hard, European-type cheeses…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…. Add sliced black olives (drain well to remove salt) and add a small amount of butter or olive oil before serving. Heart Healthy Recipe #5: Steam kale about 10 minutes, drain. Add a tad of butter and parmesan or feta cheese before serving. Now it’s your turn: Do you have an easy, heart healthy recipe…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…boosting immunity and protecting mucus membranes from extreme dryness and reddening of the tissues caused from radiation exposure. Some good choices are kale, carrots, spinach, apricots, and melons. * Potassium, calcium, and mineral rich foods help support thyroid function—the gland that is most easily…

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