Beans

12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…of cellular energy and has been shown to strengthen weak heart muscles. DMAE increases the level of choline in the brain, which enhances memory. * Beans (navy, kidney, black, etc.) and legumes such as chickpeas and lentils contain magnesium, fiber and potassium. Magnesium helps lower blood pressure,…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

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

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: PAMM Diet Salad Recipes

…servings) * ½ cup canned, unsalted or low sodium white beans, drained and rinsed * 6 oz. cooked wild salmon (or 6 oz. canned low sodium salmon) * 1 large egg, hard boiled and sliced * ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved * ½ cup cooked green beans, cut in 2-inch pieces * 1 Tbsp. olive oil * 2 tsp. lemon…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…essential for regulating blood pressure and maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Even if you eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans, and figs are the richest) you may not get enough of this nutrient. I recommend 400 mg for healthy folks and up to 800 mg daily for blood pressure…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…cardiovascular problems. Adhering to good cardiovascular nutrition can help, but even if you do eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans and figs are the rich?est) you may not get enough of this nutrient through diet alone, or the proper ratio of magnesium and calcium. That’s…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition: Salad Nicoise Sinatra Style

…* ½ cup canned, unsalted or low-sodium white beans, drained and rinsed * 6-oz. cooked fresh salmon or 1 (6-oz.) can low-sodium salmon (chunked to taste) * 1 large egg, boiled and sliced * ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half * ½ cup cooked green beans, cut in 2-inch pieces * 1 Tbsp. olive oil * 2 tsp…

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Give Your Memorial Day Cookout a Heart-Healthy Makeover

…serving of potato salad: 180 calories and 10 grams of fat * ½ cup serving of coleslaw: 120 calories and 12 grams of fat * ½ cup serving of baked beans: 130 calories * 1 slice apple pie: 300 calories and 12 grams of fat When all is said and done, you’re looking at meal with a whopping 1,045 calories…

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Delicious Autumn Dessert

…blood sugar-lowering cinnamon with a surprising fiber source: pinto beans. Enjoy! Spice Cake (Makes 16 servings) * ¼ cup light olive oil * ½ cup honey * ½ cup molasses * 2 eggs * 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted or low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed, drained and slightly mashed * ¾ cup seedless raisins * 2 tsp…

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Good News for Women: Folate Lowers Blood Pressure

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who took more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) had an astonishing 46 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than those getting less then 200 mcg a day. JAMA’s report was based upon published…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…couldn’t get my canines interested in raw food. Our Elkhound tended to "pack on the pounds” so encouraged him to eat raw or cooked vegetables—like beans and carrots—instead of dry dog food, to limit his caloric intake. I even tried mixing in my own meat broths, but he managed to eat around the vegetables…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…300 mg per day of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and 450 mg of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). * Phytosterols. These plant nutrients found in plant oils, beans, seeds, and nuts work primarily by inhibiting the body’s absorption of cholesterol. Take 500–1,500 mg daily. * Oats. Research shows that beta glucan…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…Mediterranean diet encourages eating cold-water fish such as salmon and halibut; “healthy fats” such as olive oil; low-glycemic carbohydrates such as beans, lentils and oatmeal; and plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts. Instead of eating large chunks of meat, Mediterranean people use meat to flavor their…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…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 of meat, sugar and dairy…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…modified foods in the United States (corn is the other). Given this, I strongly recommend sticking with “true” soy foods, meaning edamame (the beans themselves), tofu, and tempeh (fermented soy). And always, always choose organic. Easy Edamame Edamame is the easiest of the three to work with! For…

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The Harmful Substance That's "Sweeter" Than Sugar

…Soft drinks (including sodas and fruit-flavored beverages) and processed foods are especially notorious for it, as are canned foods such as baked beans (which, by the way, I ate as a snack until I discovered they contained high fructose corn syrup). On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons of…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

…seed dip. 4. Taco dip, made with my low-sodium homemade Mexican seasoning mix. Prepare using low-fat ground turkey, and top with heart-healthy black beans, low-fat cheese, salsa, and diced tomatoes. Use whole wheat sodium-free chips, or gluten-free corn chips, for dipping. 5. Mediterranean style chili…

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Heart Risk Factor: Homocysteine

…However, to be safe, I recommend 800 mcg folic acid and 40 mg of vitamin B6 per day. Natural sources of folate include dark green leafy vegetables, beans, legumes, oranges, orange juice, and fortified cereals. To read about other heart risk factors and how to prevent them, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…such as salmon and mercury-free tuna * Organic DHA-fortified eggs * Ground flaxseed * Fruits and vegetables, including asparagus, lentils, chickpeas, beans, squash, and sweet potatoes * Whole grains, particularly brown rice, wild rice, barley, and spelt * Organic turkey and free-range poultry * Avocados…

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The Surprising Truth About Fruits and Veggies

…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 opt for organic.

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