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9 Secrets for Achieving a Healthy Weight

…chubby to chic without any hard work on your part—despite what some of the diet programs promise. But You Can Lose Weight By Developing the Right Healthy Habits 1. Boost your metabolism with green tea. The catechins in green tea help to inhibit the enzyme that breaks down norepinephrine, so it stays…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

In the past I've spoken about why dark chocolate is part of healthy heart nutrition. Well, more recently, we've received some additional scientific data on the cardio-protective aspects of chocolates and cocoas. As early as 2000, Internal Medicine News featured three separate studies—all of which concluded…

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5 Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

…get ready to pull out the grill, make sure you take into account these heart-smart grilling secrets. Heart Healthy Grilling Tips 1. Select your meats carefully. Some of the best heart-healthy grilling choices are beef, grass-fed buffalo, and bison. Instead of buying hamburger meat, I have the butcher…

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L-Carnitine for Healthy Blood Pressure Levels

…post, I discussed CoQ10. Now I'd like to discuss its partner, L-carnitine. Together, they form a "dynamic duo," with the ability to help promote healthy blood pressure levels and to reduce a wide variety of risk factors of heart disease. You see, while CoQ10 sparks energy within the cells, L-carnitine…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Winning Waldorf Salmon Salad

…want for heart health, plus the low-calorie and low-fat requirements needed to keep your waistline trim. And you can't beat the taste of this heart healthy recipe! Winning Waldorf Salmon-Salad Recipe (Makes 4 servings) 2 (6 oz.) wild salmon fillets, cooked and flaked ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup plain yogurt…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…weather is warmer, my wife Jan and I have switched over from soups to salads in our kitchen. One of our favorite heart healthy recipes is White Bean Salad. Beans are a heart-healthy “wonder food,” high in fiber that helps reduce cholesterol and inflammation. White beans also contain folic acid, which…

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Immune-Boosting Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

…all—from shopping, to cleaning, and hosting guests. Stress can really wipe us out and make us more vulnerable to illness. So, here’s my stay-healthy strategy for your holiday season. * Take time to recharge. The first step to counteracting stress is to give ourselves what we need to rest and regroup—whether…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

Contrary to popular belief, a healthy cholesterol level is not a villain. Your body needs a healthy cholesterol level to synthesize certain nutrients and hormones, construct the semi-permeable membranes around each of the 100 trillion cells that make up your body, and facilitate cell communication and…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling

…food. AGEs act like harmful free radicals in your body, creating oxidative stress and resulting in premature aging. Here Are My Top Tips for Heart-Healthy Grilling * Clean Your Grill: Before cooking, make sure you remove all food particles on your grill so you avoid eating any burned skin or fat. * Choose…

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Chiropractic Treatments & Healthy Blood Pressure

…results you were hoping for. You may simply have a problem that you don’t know about. Once corrected, you’ll be on your way to healthy blood pressure and a healthy heart! Now it's your turn: Have chiropractic treatments helped your blood pressure? You May Also Be Interested In * The Best High Blood…

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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…36 percent drop. I looked into this a bit, and while the human research is a bit conflicting there is evidence that eating avocado—and its heart-healthy monounsaturated fat—can actually lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and raise HDL “good” cholesterol. The Health Benefits of Eating Avocado What…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…more calories at rest. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip to add to this list? You May Also Be Interested In: * 12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan * 5 Food Label Traps & How to Avoid Them

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…all of the extra family expectations can make this one of the toughest times of the year. But it's vital that you focus on stress reduction for a healthy heart. Relieving Holiday Stress Can Benefit Your Heart Stress has a direct impact on your heart health. That's because there’s a connection between…

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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…things like heartworm before I knew about CoQ10. Once I learned more about supplements, I began to give all of them CoQ10 and added d-ribose once my healthy dogs were over the age of 10. The combination visibly enhanced their physical energy, and none of them had heart failure. If your pet does have heart…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

One of the best secrets I know of for sticking to a heart-healthy diet 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…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…or prepackaged. You also want to buy plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats (essentials for good cardiovascular nutrition). Finally, make a habit of exercising regularly and finding healthy outlets for stress. If you're doing these things, then you're already managing some of…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…cardiovascular disease by the time they were in their late twenties. But eating a heart-healthy breakfast is only half the battle. The other half is making the right food choices… What Makes a Heart-Healthy Breakfast? When people tell me what they eat for breakfast, usually my first response is,…

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Why Your Lung Health Affects Your Heart

…you’re struggling with respiratory challenges, it means your heart has to work harder to circulate oxygen throughout the body. So, keeping your lungs healthy is critical to the health of your heart. What’s the Best Way to Keep Your Lungs Healthy? While I’m intimately familiar with the important role…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Eating meat two or three times a week is fine in a heart-healthy diet. Some of the best heart-healthy choices are organic, free-range lamb, beef, and bison. * Focus on the side dishes. Balance out your meal with a healthy serving of vegetables…

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