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 ginger and/or green tea * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course, adhere to a healthy…

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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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