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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Very Veggie Lasagna

…) 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp. dried thyme) 16 oz. low fat ricotta cheese 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen spinach, thawed and liquid removed 12 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 egg ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat…

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Eliminating Hidden Salt Helps Control High Blood Pressure

…* Salty or smoked fish—anchovies, caviar, herring, and sardines * Pickles and sauerkraut * Salted nuts * Olives * Processed cheese and cheese spreads * Macaroni and cheese * Canned vegetables and vegetable juices * Ketchup and tomato sauce * Soy sauce * Frozen pizza Remember, by lowering your blood…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…minutes at 400 degrees F. Sprinkle lightly with 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…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…subscribe to his general premise. Here’s why. Some vegetarians will not eat meat but will eat eggs and dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Others avoid all foods derived from animals. In my opinion, a strict vegetarian diet will put you behind the nutritional eight ball. No Such Thing…

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Heart Healthy Grilled Watermelon Salad

…Sprinkle of kosher or sea salt to taste A pinch to ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper to taste 2 cups mixed greens 1 cup crumbled ricotta, feta and/or goat cheese 1/8 cup lemon juice Lime or naval orange rind cut into sliver strips Directions: Pour vinegar into a small saucepan, and simmer over medium-high heat…

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…zucchini, chopped * 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped * 1 small onion, chopped * 1 cup grated carrot * 1 cup fresh, chopped parsley * 2 T. fresh Parmesan cheese * 1 T. olive oil * 1 (or 2) cups Jerusalem artichoke pasta* Steam the broccoli and asparagus for 2-3 minutes in a vegetable steamer. In a large skillet…

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Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chicken With Peapods and Zucchini

…basil, crushed 2 cloves garlic, crushed, or one T. dried garlic 1 T. dried onion 1 medium zucchini 1 cup peapods 1 oz. white wine Grated parmesan cheese Brown rice or whole wheat pasta, cooked Fresh parsley, chopped Slice boneless breast of chicken into two-inch by one-half inch strips. Heat two tablespoons…

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Cooking Healthy: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

…Parmesan (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 medium-size eggplant 2 T. olive oil ½ tsp. crushed oregano ½ cup tomato sauce (or more, to taste) Grated parmesan cheese to taste Fresh parsley or basil to garnish Directions Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise. Sprinkle each of the exposed halves with the olive oil…

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A Delicious Way to Lower Your Blood Lipids On the Grill

…-warmed spaghetti sauce (which is also good for your LDL cholesterol levels), and your favorite grated cheese. We dubbed this dish “Eggplant Parm,” but you can also use Romano, Pecorino, or Asiago cheeses. * Garnish with your choice of farmstand-fresh chopped basil, cilantro, or parsley. If you want more…

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Naturally Lower Blood Pressure with Nattokinase

…the alternative therapies I’m truly excited about to naturally lower blood pressure is Nattokinase. It's an enzyme that comes from the Japanese cheese-like food, Natto. How Does Nattokinase Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure? Nattokinase works to naturally lower high blood pressure by addressing…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…passages. 2. Stay away from mucus-producing foods that can aggravate sinus congestion. These include dairy products, especially milk, cream, and cheese. 3. Avoid wine or drink organic varieties to minimize allergy-inducing sulfites. 4. During days of high pollen activity, keep your car windows up and…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

…ineffective break-down of methionine, an essential amino acid found in all proteins but in greater amounts in animal proteins. Meat, eggs, milk, and cheese have two to three times the methionine that grains and vegetables do. Some homocysteine is fine; your body is equipped to handle it. But excess homocysteine…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

…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 is not only heart…

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Heart Risk Factor: Homocysteine

…excessive levels of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels can be caused by foods—red meat, avocados, sunflower seeds, wild game, poultry, and ricotta cheese. These foods contain the amino acid methio?nine. If you don’t get enough B vitamins, your body cannot break down methionine, which results in homocysteine…

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

When it comes to cooking healthy, chicken and fish are dietary mainstays at our house. Free-range chicken is a great source of protein, and to some degree, healthy fats as well. Fortunately, we have the luxury of living near several health food stores, so accessing a free-range or organic chicken…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

…living with diabetes. Simple Salad Caprese Serves 2 * 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices * 10 large fresh basil leaves * 2 ounces light mozzarella cheese cut into 10 small pieces * 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar * 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil * Dash freshly ground black pepper Layer the tomato slices…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

…cut into 1/2-inch pieces * ½ cup cherry tomatoes * 4 oz. spelt pasta, cooked according to package directions * 6 basil leaves, slivered * Parmesan cheese Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium frying pan. Add garlic and asparagus and stir-fry until asparagus is tender. Add tomatoes and cook for…

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Vitamin K2 Benefits and Coumadin

…and arterial health. Because of this, I tell all of my patients with cardiovascular problems to eat some green leafy vegetables and try to add some cheese and natto (if they can get it) to their diets to get some natural vitamin K. I don’t want them to become vitamin K deficient. I can always adjust…

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Five Secrets for Effective Weight Loss

…meat, cold cuts, mayonnaise, and dairy products (especially milk fat and butter). You must avoid all hydrogenated fats like those found in pastries, cheese, crackers, margarine, and processed oils. These products contain the worst killer fats, the so-called “trans-fatty acids,” and are truly dangerous…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…cause your kidneys to excrete magnesium. Although I strongly encourage eating calcium-rich foods, such as green, leafy vegetables, tofu, low-fat cheeses, and skim or 1% milk, you should still take a calcium supplement to be sure you get the right ratio and balance of each mineral. I like calcium in…

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