Apples

6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…harvested. Apples are not only a healthy, delicious food they’re loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. 6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples 1. Cinnamon Apples: Slice up an apple, sprinkle…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Winning Waldorf Salmon Salad

…tsp. dried thyme ½ tsp. salt 1 stalk celery, diced 1 large apple, chopped ½ cup walnuts, chopped For dressing, blend mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, pepper, thyme, and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, combine salmon, celery, apples, and walnuts. Stir dressing into salad and serve. Hope you…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…walls, 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…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…Over time, this entanglement causes neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction. Studies on Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention Multiple animal and laboratory studies conducted at Lowell have shown that apple juice consumption avoided the cognitive decline that was otherwise observed as mice aged. They…

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How Fruits Dramatically Reduce Stroke Risk

…when it comes to strawberries, peaches, and apples which are the most heavily sprayed fruits. Now it’s your turn: What are your favorite varieties of apples and pears? You May Also Be Interested In: * Treat Alzheimer’s Disease with Apples * Easy Apple Recipes

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

…to a heart-healthy diet. Certain fruits are particularly protective. For example, studies show that apples may help to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and fruits that are white inside (including apples and pears) can help to prevent strokes. Like fruit, vegetables provide valuable antioxidants and fiber—which…

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Cooking Healthy: Secrets for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

…Holiday Cranberry Slaw. * Instead of apple pie, enjoy a delicious apple brown betty. Wash, peel, and slice apples thinly and layer in a a casserole dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon or apple pie spice, and chopped walnuts. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Add a drizzle of pure…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…sprinkling of sunflower seeds or ground flax. Heart-healthy snack #4. Apple Dippers: Slice an apple into quarters, and top each slice with organic peanut or almond butter. The nutty butter mixed with the sweetness of the apple satisfies your hunger and your taste buds. Heart-healthy snack #5. Dark…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition for Kids

…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) In this delicious variation on the usual bran muffin, you still get all the fiber and a hint of sweetness,…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…vegetables and dried fruits appears to be protective 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…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…ingredients in your crock-pot on low setting before retiring to bed. Oatmeal can cook 6-9 hours. In the morning, add a handful of fresh organic berries, apples or other seasonal fruit before serving. Then, top with chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) and drizzle with ½ teaspoon natural maple syrup—which…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. Sugar-Free Diet Tip #5: Eat several small meals. Start with breakfast, and include some protein at each sitting to keep…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…foods containing this sweetener. * Use natural sweeteners. If you must sweeten foods, add a little fruit juice or try some shredded raw or dried apples, coconut, raisins or dates. Use spices such as cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. Or experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that is now available as…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

…water and salt. But you don’t have to choose organic foods every time to eat a heart-healthy diet plan. While there are several foods like peaches, apples, strawberries, and butter where organic is a must—with other foods like kiwis and avocados, organic doesn’t matter. That’s because pesticides…

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The Problem With Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Veggies

…doesn’t allow for you to buy all organic produce, prioritize. The highest concentrations of pesticides can be found in berries, peaches, grapes, apples, pears, spinach, and green beans. So with those foods, I encourage you to go organic. Now It's Your Turn: Do you buy organic produce? You May Also…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…California demonstrated that the polyphenol activity of dark chocolate is similar to a class of antioxidants found in red wine, black and green tea, apples, and onions. Remember, onions contain quercetin, a potent polyphenol that helps prevent the oxidation of LDL. But recent research has determined that…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…conscientiously), I can enjoy drizzling a half teaspoon of maple syrup (not enough to illicit an insulin response) over steel cut oatmeal, yogurt, baked apples, and homemade salad dressings. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat maple syrup? You May Also Be Interested In * The Not So Sweet…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…need to sweeten any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. Try sprinkling on cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg. You also may want to experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that…

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