Blueberries

5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…. Up Your Intake of Blueberries: Blueberries are extraordinarily rich in “age-defying” flavonoids. These flavonoids help to prevent macular degeneration and have enormous positive effects on aging brain cells. In fact, research on aging rats showed that consuming blueberries in their feed resulted…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…with fresh fruit, beets, and a splash of ginger. Here is one if his favorites. Combine one or all from each category: * Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries * Other fruit: apple, banana, kiwi (no citrus) * Vegetable: Beets are our breakfast favorite (but mixed veggie juices…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…-the-go. Instead, we should all eat more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, beets, red bell pepper, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. One of my favorite ways to get antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in my diet is in a smoothie.…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…effects aside, when it comes to reducing blood pressure and all-around heart protection, eating garlic is a winner. You May Also Be Interested In * Blueberries Are Natural Blood Pressure Reducers. * Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally with Asparagus.

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…coconut milk. Coconut milk can be used to make shakes and smoothies. You can also use it in a hot or cold cereal, or pour it over seasonal organic blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I like to bake fish in coconut milk to keep it moist and enhance the flavor. * Or try coconut water. I add it it my…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…they’re available, and that it contains no more than 300 mg of sodium per serving. Heart-healthy snack #3. Yogurt Sundae: Mix sliced strawberries and blueberries into plain yogurt. Top with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds or ground flax. Heart-healthy snack #4. Apple Dippers: Slice an apple into quarters,…

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The Heart-Health/Skin-Health Connection

…the core of many common diseases and accelerated aging alike. But now it also appears that many antioxidants, in foods very familiar to you like blueberries and curcumin, actually have “dual personalities.” They also act as pro-oxidants and turn off inflammation from a totally surprising angle.

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…Breakfast: Farm-fresh organic eggs, avocado, and whey protein are all healthy breakfast choices. * DO Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Their Juices: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches and kiwi are excellent options. Also, choose organic whenever possible. * DO Enjoy Real Maple Syrup…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…health. Maple Syrup Contains Several Health Boosters * Polyphenols that may have cancer-fighting properties, which are even more effective than blueberries, broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. In fact, Seerem and his team reported that pure maple syrup can slow the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate…

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5 Natural Ways to Prevent Dry Winter Skin

…antioxidants, which guard against free radical damage. Take a good multi-nutrient with antioxidants, and eat foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries and raspberries. 2. Make sure you’re getting enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your diet. They’re crucial for maintaining skin hydration…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

Given the typical American diet, I am very concerned about the healthy heart nutrition lessons we're teaching our children. The high levels of salt, trans-fats, and calories in fast food can cause serious harm to the heart and the rest of the body. But the reality of life is that, on any given day…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Here's a quick list of foods that are rich in these nutrients. Antioxidants * Prunes; * Raisins; * Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries); * Oranges; * Cherries; * Plums; * Red grapes; * Spinach; * Broccoli * Kale * Brussels sprouts; * Alfalfa…

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