Food

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

…holiday foods we should avoid. Eggnog, for instance is loaded with fat, sugar, and empty calories. But what we don’t hear about are the holiday foods you can indulge in, guilt-free as part of your heart-healthy diet. A Heart-Healthy Diet Can Include These Holiday Treats Heart-Healthy Food #1: Caramelized…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

There's no question that organic foods are an important part of a heart-healthy diet plan. But the popularity of organic food has led to a lot of misrepresentation and clever marketing, making it easy to be fooled about the products you buy. Nothing can stop a local grower from claiming produce is organic…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…exercise and a heart-healthy diet. But choosing the right foods to feed your dog can be tougher than you might think. I’m not a veterinarian, but my own vet Dr. Harvey Hayden of Sharon, CT told my wife and me that if we ever visited the same dog food canneries he had—and saw what went into the cans—we’d…

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10 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…believed that Mediterranean and Asian diets are the healthiest heart healthy diet plans on the planet. Here are 10 foods that should be included in your heart healthy diet plan. Heart Healthy Food To Buy * Avocado—Contains lots of vitamin E, glutathione and healthy monounsaturated fat. * Pomegranates/pomegranate…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…. 4 Medical Test: Food rotation for food allergies. Although not a medical test, food rotation is a very important evaluation tool. Many of the health ills that people have, including IBS, are caused by undetected food allergies. Food rotation—meaning temporarily removing foods like gluten, corn,…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…-hand that there is such a thing as a mood-boosting food. But while one or two squares of dark chocolate are good for your heart I wouldn’t recommend depending on it to boost your mood. But the good news is there are a number of other healthy foods that can balance your serotonin, which is the chemical…

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6 Healthy Grilling Tips

…it from the high heat) before eating. 6) Grilling Tip #6: Some foods, like fish, can fall apart on the grill so you may be tempted to use foil. But beware. Just like cooking with aluminum cookware, foil can leach aluminum into your food and contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s. Instead of using…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

We’ve long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…know that junk foods like potato chips and cookies aren’t heart-healthy options. But there are other foods where the dangers are far less obvious. Here are the top foods you should avoid, not in my particular order—they’re all equally bad! For a Heart-Healthy Diet, Keep These Foods Off Your Grocery…

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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…products). I also recommend that people change their soy habit to focus primarily on fermented foods. I enjoy a good dish of silken tofu and spinach from time to time, but miso soup is still my favorite Japanese food. Now it’s your turn: Have you tried eating miso, or other fermented soy foods? You May Also…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…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, the highest concentration of Vitamin K2 and its benefits is found in the Japanese food called natto. Eat Natto…

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Salt: A Common Cause for High Blood Pressure

…salt from a shaker, and read labels to add up the amount of salt you’re taking in. The majority of the excess salt we eat is hidden in processed foods, such as canned spaghetti sauces, soups and sauerkraut. * Keep the proper sodium-potassium balance in mind. Sodium and potassium are essential for numerous…

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5 Dining Secrets that Help to Take Off the Pounds

…edge off your appetite. * Cut your foods into smaller pieces. As the above study showed, when you divide your food into smaller pieces you’re less likely to overeat. Another trick is to use chopsticks with your meal, or a salad fork, which forces you to cut your food into smaller pieces. * Slow down…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles (and even some natural ones) in the air we breathe, food we eat, beverages we drink, and products we use on a regular basis. Although we lack the individual ability to eliminate toxins from the environment…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling

…into your food. A far better option is to use a propane-fueled gas grill. Unlike charcoal that “burns dirty,” releasing sooty particles that produce natural hydrocarbons, gas grills burn clean. But even with gas, you can end up with advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in your food. AGEs act like…

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Fish: A Natural Source of Omega-3s

…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 are a bit more challenging to get from food because there are few original…

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Grapefruit Health Benefits and Side Effects

…supports your overall health and immune system. Grapefruit contains many heart benefits as well. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that eating red grapefruit can help to lower triglyceride levels in patients with coronary atherosclerosis. Plus, it can help to boost…

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