Coffee

The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…Important Factors To Keep in Mind * Opt for organic coffee to limit your exposure to pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. * Avoid milkshake-type designer coffees, (like lattes), which are rich in sugar and calories. * Sidestep artificial coffee creamers that are high in trans fats. * Remember that…

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Green Tea is So Good For You

…and lead—ingredients you certainly don’t want in your body. If you’re sensitive to caffeine (even though regular tea has half the caffeine of coffee), buy the decaf variety. For an ongoing medicinal effect, drink at least three cups a day. For more great cardiovascular nutrition tips, visit www…

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Relax to Prevent High Blood Pressure

…especially if he or she was caught in traffic, if the outside temperature is very cold or if some emotional stress issues are ongoing. Even a cup of coffee just prior to the test can change the data. What do your high blood pressure readings tell you? Readings where the top number (systolic pressure) is…

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Drinking Cold Water With Meals? Think Again.

…and it worked. It has expanded into a two-block–long tourist emporium, western art gallery and a restaurant where you can buy a five-cent cup of coffee and, of course, get a free glass of ice water. The Hustead’s idea saved their business but, more significantly, it started an American dining tradition…

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The Truth About Green Tea

…and lead—ingredients you certainly don’t want in your body. If you’re sensitive to caffeine (even though regular tea has half the caffeine of coffee), buy the decaf variety. For an ongoing medicinal effect, drink at least three cups a day. For more information on cardiovascular nutrition, visit…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…home. When the weather forecasters call for brisk temperatures for the early morning commute, we just set up the overnight oatmeal, fix it up in a coffee mug, and we have a heart-healthy breakfast to take with us for a hot and hearty way to start our day. The soluble fiber offers a sustained energy release…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…limit your sodium intake to 2–3 grams daily. 3. Coffee—Each cup of coffee pulls out an additional 40 mg of calcium from your bones. Green tea is the better alternative for bone health, with many health advantages over coffee, including the fact that it increases bone mineral density. 4. Soft Drinks—The…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition Starts with Flax

…the seeds to release the oil. Otherwise, they'll pass right through you, undigested. I recommend getting a coffee grinder and dedicating it to flaxseed, because you don't want to mix ground coffee and flax. It's not a taste sensation! Also, you must use the flax within hours of grinding it. Once exposed…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…these substances give you a boost or some relaxation, but in the long run, they are detrimental to your physical well-being. Better yet, toss all coffee including decaffeinated and substitute green tea. The nutrients in green tea will help you burn more calories at rest. Now it’s your turn: Do you…

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Eating Healthier By Avoiding These 10 Foods

…. It spikes your blood sugar. When eating healthier, opt for whole wheat. * Sugar. Again, it spikes your blood sugar. If you want to sweeten your coffee or tea, opt for ribose or Stevia instead. * Veal. It’s one of the most inflammatory foods you can eat, and inflammation is at the root of heart disease…

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The Importance of Emotion Well-Being

…little more love into your life by connecting with others in ways you might not have considered. It can start with a card, a phone call, a cup of coffee or a walk in the park. We wish you and your heart love and laughter during this loving season … and all the weeks to come.

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…recognizable symptom that led him to seek early medical attention: a blood stain on his tee shirt. The first time it happened he rationalized that it was a coffee stain. The second time, he was on it, texting his mom hoping for reassurance…. After a surgical mastectomy of his left breast, his surgeons were…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…juices and mineral water, and herbal teas. All of these are good choices for a heart healthy diet. If you must have something to sweeten your cereal, coffee, or tea choose ribose or Stevia instead, or add a quarter teaspoon of honey. Now it’s your turn: Have you found that high fructose corn syrup is…

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Heart Attack and Stroke on the Menu at the Heart Attack Cafe

…our personality that we bring to any situation. I recall entering the waiting room of a psychotherapist colleague many years ago, where a homemade coffee table book caught my eye. It contained varying jokes about seeking psychiatric help and related topics had been cut and pasted from magazines like…

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How to Knock Out Diabetes Before It Develops

…unwanted pounds, you want to lower your carbohydrate intake, including avoiding products made with white flour and sugar. If you want to sweeten your coffee or tea, add ribose which is sweet, but has a negative glycemic effect. Plus, add blood sugar stabilizing healthy proteins to your diet including organic…

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Are You In Sugar Shock?

…insulin response. We know now that insulin is a pro-inflammatory hormone. People are drinking loads of sugary sodas, adding sugar to their tea and coffee, and consuming breads and pasta, bagels, and donuts and cookies in alarming amounts—we’re a sugar society. And then there’s that artificial high…

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There's Really Nothing "Sweet" About Sugar!

…added sugar a day! Thanks to manufacturers pouring sugar and other sweeteners into countless foods, and Americans dumping spoonfuls into cereal, coffee, and tea, these typical consumption levels are killing all of us without discrimination: young, old, rich, poor, white, black, Latino, Asian, and on…

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Wi-Fi Radiation Prevention Tips

…table away from you. If you are pregnant, shield your baby with a product like Belly Armour. * Limit the time you spend in places with Wi-Fi, such as coffee shops. * Be an advocate in your neighborhood—educating your school system about the dangers of Wi-Fi radiation. Plus, make your voice known if mast…

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Holiday Weight Loss Tips

…For many of us, breakfast can be the most difficult meal of the day. Maybe you’re rushing out the door, late to work, and grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a muffin at your desk. It doesn’t have to be that way. I recommend that you put down that muffin and reach for a delicious smoothie instead.…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…with a fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches, etc. Add two tablespoons of organic flaxseed, grind it up in a coffee grinder, and serve with 6-9 oz. of organic skim or 1% milk. 2) Eat one pear or one apple, and one medium-sized carrot. 3) For a snack, or as a dessert…

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Neighborly Ties Are Good for Your Health

…such close proximity to us. But when push comes to shove, good neighbors are those that are there when times get tough. For days we all talked over coffee cups and hedges about the impending storm. We shared hurricane preparedness pointers, cell phone numbers, and resources. The afternoon before, my wife…

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Improve Blood Circulation with Bioflavonoids

…herbs. Add a little honey and lemon, and I think you will find that this healthy heart nutrition tip really is quite delicious. If you can break your coffee habit in the process, you’ll be doubly rewarded, as you’ll also be reducing the amount of caffeine you ingest. For more information on improving…

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This Year, Take Time to Touch the Hearts of Others

…elderly person or someone with limited vision. * Pay it forward. Whether you’re going through a toll booth, or grabbing a quick cup of “Joe” (coffee), pay for the person behind you. You’ll be amazed at how such a simple straight-from-the-heart gesture can make someone else’s day, as well as…

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