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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…dessert. Not only is watermelon sweet and delicious, it’s one of the most heart-healthy fruits you can eat. It contains carotenoids, lycopene and beta-carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. You can serve it fresh, or try it on the grill. * Choose your…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…taken in high doses they can cause toxicity—just like a pharmaceutical drug can. One of the classic interactions that cause harm is high-dose beta carotene and/or vitamin A taken by smokers and asbestos workers. This combination has been shown in human and animal models to cause cancer. Another example…

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Is Taking Multivitamins Safe?

…* Too much beta carotene. In my nutrient formulas, I include vitamin A from mixed carotenoids and retinyl palmitate, instead of beta carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The reason is that some people, especially those with low thyroid or alcoholism, can’t convert beta carotene into vitamin…

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Cooking Healthy: Baked Winter Squash

Are you looking for a new idea for cooking healthy? Winter squash are a heart-healthy diet bonanza. They contain potassium, alpha lipoic acid, beta carotene, manganese, and vitamin A—and they’re loaded with fiber. Plus, while winter squash are so rich and delicious that they taste like they should…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…with a fruit I had underestimated: Watermelon. That's right! Watermelon is rich in all the right stuff, including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Research shows that lycopene decreases the risk for cancer of…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Store in the fridge, and remember that a little goes a long way! * Vegetables high in beta carotene aid in boosting immunity and protecting mucus membranes from extreme dryness and reddening of the tissues caused from radiation exposure. Some good…

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