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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…shun coconut oil because it’s high in saturated fat, which is true. But coconut oil is also the least vulnerable oil to oxidative stress and free radical formation—in fact it’s probably the safest oil to use in all types of cooking. Coconut Oil and Cholesterol What about coconut oil and your cholesterol?…

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…olive oil, and sprinkle garlic powder and parmesan cheese—then bake it in the oven during the last 20 minutes that your chicken is baking. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite recipe for cooking healthy? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart-Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts * Cooking Healthy…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…it’s not filled with antibiotics, steroids, hormones or inflammatory omega-6 fats. Q: Which is better for cooking, coconut or vegetable oil? A: The hands-down winner is coconut oil. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…this quick and easy cruciferous veggie at your house. Here’s My Easy Recipe for Cooking Brussels Sprouts * Organic Brussels 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…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…Heart Healthy Recipe #4: Boiled Yukon gold potatoes, add a sprinkle of frozen peas part way through cooking. Add sliced black olives (drain well to remove salt) and add a small amount of butter or olive oil before serving. Heart Healthy Recipe #5: Steam kale about 10 minutes, drain. Add a tad of butter…

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Cooking Healthy: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

…wanted to share an easy eggplant parmesan dish for cooking healthy that my wife Jan and I enjoy. Best of all, you can make this outdoors right on the grill. Eggplant Parmesan On the Grill (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 medium-size eggplant 2 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon crushed oregano ½ cup tomato sauce…

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Cooking Healthy: Baked Winter Squash

…new way to enjoy winter squash? Here’s a favorite recipe for cooking healthy from my kitchen. Try it now, and again as a holiday side dish. Heart-Healthy Baked Winter Squash Winter squash (acorn, butternut or crookneck) 1 T. olive oil 2 T. fresh cilantro or parsley Salt and pepper to taste Preheat…

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Cooking Healthy: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…is generally made by hydrogenating liquid polyunsaturated oil, to create a spread that’s similar to butter. Hydrogenation creates toxic trans fats which induce free-radical stress increase harmful Lp(a) cholesterol. My advice: for cooking healthy, ditch the margarine and opt for grass-fed organic…

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Cooking for Cancer

Rebecca Katz, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, believes that “a grounding activity such as cooking and eating well can provide more than nourishment; it can offer a huge psychological boost.” Her philosophy is consistent with that of Dr. Sinatra. He believes that you should eat fresh organically…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…and it’s good for your heart and the rest of your body. 6. Oil is oil. Many patients set themselves up for potential health problems by cooking with the wrong oils, namely canola, peanut, corn, and sunflower. The problem is that these oils oxidize rapidly with heat and the resultant chemical transformations…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…vegetable oil, which is damaged in cooking and subject to harmful oxidation. It’s far more damaging to your heart than butter. Instead, cook with coconut oil and drizzle olive oil on salads or vegetables. If you use olive oil for cooking, choose light (not extra virgin) olive oil, and cook it on low…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…simmer for 1-½ hours or until tender. Drain and reserve ¼ cup cooking liquid. Mix pepper, 1 minced garlic clove, oil, mustard, lemon juice, and vinegar together with reserved cooking liquid. Add to warm beans and toss with fresh parsley. Cooks Tip: If you are in a hurry, use canned beans and flavor with…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…Intake of Coconut Oil: Unlike other oils, coconut oil is composed mainly of medium-chain-triglycerides (MCT), which are critical for brain function and energy production. You can use coconut oil for cooking (just remember not to heat it to the point of smoking) and mix it with olive oil in your salads or…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling

…-Healthy Grilling * Clean Your Grill: Before cooking, make sure you remove all food particles on your grill so you avoid eating any burned skin or fat. * Choose Your Marinades Wisely: Marinades that contain vinegar or lemon juice help to speed up cooking and reduce the amount of time your meat spends…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…and a mere .36 grams of fat. That’s just a fraction of the movie theatre variety. * If you’d prefer a little bit of oil on your popcorn, drizzle on some coconut oil. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's far healthier. Yet…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…diet is to vary your menu. Trying different dishes helps to ensure that you’ll eat a wide variety of heart-healthy foods—from salmon, to olive oil, kale, and more. Plus, by keeping your menu varied you’ll be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods. Since March is National Nutrition Month, I thought…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

oil) and polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These are no-no’s. They inflame your body, including your blood and arteries. Stop eating at fast food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy Living Budget Tip #2: Add more turmeric in your cooking.…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition for Kids

…2 Tbsp. grapeseed oil * 1 egg * 1 Tbsp. honey * 1/3 cup molasses * 1 tsp. vanilla extract * 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour * 1 tsp. baking powder * 2 apples, grated and coated with 1 tsp. cinnamon * Preheat oven to 350° F. * Spray twelve 2½ -inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. * Mix bran cereal…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

…(preferred) or extra virgin olive oil * leaves from a 3-4 inch sprig of fresh rosemary, finely chopped ( or1/2 tsp dried rosemary) Combine oil and rosemary and rub lamb on both sides. Place in refrigerator for one to two hours. Remove and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on both sides over propane grill…

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