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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…-fortified variety. Q: Which is better, margarine or butter? A: I prefer organic butter. Just make sure you scrape off any dark areas that develop as the butter is exposed to air, because it means that portion of the butter has oxidized. Q: Is it ever okay to eat sugar? A: Sugar is inflammatory, so you…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…parmesan cheese before serving. Heart Healthy Recipe #2: Pan-fry bite-sized pieces of broccoli, onions, and sliced mushrooms in olive oil, spray with butter, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving. Or, season with a drizzle of low-sodium soy sauce and sesame seeds for an Oriental flavor. Or, for…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…sprouts (a few handfuls) * One clove of garlic, chopped * 3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil * Celtic sea salt and ground black pepper to taste * Organic butter * Cilantro or parsley to garnish 1. Wash Brussels sprouts, remove outer leaves and stems, and cut in half from top to bottom. 2. Sauté a clove of…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…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 Chocolate: If you want to satisfy…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…marinade works best with a mild fish such as halibut. 1/2 cup organic almond butter 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon raw honey 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper * Warm almond butter in small saucepan over medium low heat. * When slightly softened, add soy sauce…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…healthy protein choices for breakfast include salmon, organic chicken sausage, organic peanut butter, almonds, and walnuts. I recommend combining them with slow-burning carbohydrates—such as putting peanut butter on a slice of whole-grain bread. Or, try topping your steel cut oatmeal with slivered almonds…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

For years, fats—including butter and red meat—have been demonized. But what scientists have found is that sugar, not saturated fats, is the enemy when it comes to heart health. In fact, I’ve recently changed my dietary recommendations, encouraging people to up their fat intake and reduce the carbs…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…. Also, choose organic whenever possible. * DO Enjoy Real Maple Syrup in small amounts. * DO Use Coconut Spread which is a healthy alternative to butter and margarine. Personally, my favorite breakfast is gluten-free bread, with coconut oil spread and mashed avocado. Now it’s your turn: What’s your…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…deterioration from heat. 7. Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing that saturated fat turns into cholesterol in the body, which then promotes heart disease. Eggs have probably taken the biggest hit because…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

…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 can’t penetrate their skin…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…a week for the most benefit. 2. Include “good” fats in your eating plan, like the monounsaturated fats and omega-3s. Substitute olive oil for butter in your cooking, and make cold-water fish like salmon or Atlantic halibut a weekly routine. 3. Get into the habit of drinking water. Nothing quenches…

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