Apples

The Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…my favorite fall foods—apples! We know apples have numerous health boosting qualities; remember the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” But did you know apples are actually one of the best foods you can add to a heart-healthy diet? Apples are loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…phytonutrients and fiber. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. And there are so many ways to enjoy apples. 6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples 1. Cinnamon Apples: Slice up an apple, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top (not only does cinnamon…

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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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Why I Love Onions

…heart-protective qualities from the flavonoid quercetin. One Dutch study showed that elderly men who regularly ate quercetin-rich foods (like onions, apples, and green tea) had reduced risks of sudden cardiac death. The more quercetin in the diet, the lower the risk of sudden cardiac death became. I also…

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Delicious Autumn Dessert

…is here, Dr. Sinatra and I love to curl up with a mug of hot tea and the occasional sweet treat. And one of our favorites combines quercetin-rich apples and blood sugar-lowering cinnamon with a surprising fiber source: pinto beans. Enjoy! Spice Cake (Makes 16 servings) * ¼ cup light olive oil * ½…

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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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Apples on My Mind

…for Sir Isaac Newton. Supposedly, the early Norse believed the golden apple was food for the gods, and a main dish for eternal life. But is it possible that it ye old apple may truly have been the world’s first health food? Apples are rich in dihydroxyflavone, a flavonoid found in many vegetables as…

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Easy Apple Recipes

There are lots of easy, delicious ways to get the health benefits of apples. The first is, naturally, to just eat one! If you don’t mind a bit of prep work, you can also make a fantastic baked apple. Simply core an apple, then cut in half from top to bottom. Place sliced almonds and a touch of honey…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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