Diet Plan

12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…fact is, there are 12 food groups that can make a real difference in your heart healthy diet plan—and not a single one comes with food dyes or preservatives, or comes packaged in a box. Heart Healthy Diet Plan Foods * Onions and garlic contain allicin, which helps lower cholesterol levels. Onions also…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

There's no question that organic foods are an important part of a heart-healthy diet plan. But the popularity of organic food has led to a lot of misrepresentation and clever marketing, making it easy to be fooled about the products you buy. Nothing can stop a local grower from claiming produce is organic…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…The truth is there are many heart-healthy snacks to choose from. Here are a few of my all-time favorites to incorporate into your heart-healthy diet plan. Heart-healthy snack #1. Vegetable Skewers: Skewer together sliced peppers, cucumbers, tomato chunks, any of your other favorite vegetables. Then…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

The biggest mistake people make when going on a gluten-free diet is that they eat foods that are high in sugar which can cause inflammation and weight gain. Gluten-free diets have received a lot of press in the last few years—with people touting it as the “secret to better health and weight loss…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…calories at rest. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip to add to this list? You May Also Be Interested In: * 12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan * 5 Food Label Traps & How to Avoid Them

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Successful Surgery Recovery

…my scheduled hip surgery, I started to “train” for it, much as I trained for wrestling matches during my athletic heyday. Here’s the 5-step plan I followed: Step 1: Think Positive. Recovery from surgery starts in the mind. Rather than getting down, I reframed everything for myself, the same way…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…more about this ratio in my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will, available at Amazon and other book retailers.) If your HDL/triglyceride blood lipids ratio is high, how can you lower it? One of the most…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Adding certain types of foods to your diet can make a significant difference in lowering high blood pressure. The following blood-pressure lowering foods are a great addition to your heart-healthy diet plan. Blood-Pressure Lowering Foods 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the…

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Cooking Healthy: Baked Winter Squash

…in calories, they’re actually a caloric bargain at just about 80 calories per cup. This makes makes them a perfect addition to a heart-healthy diet plan. Need a 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…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…should consult with their doctors before adding ginger to their diets. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite way to eat ginger? You May Also Be Interested In * Foods that Lower Blood Pressure * The Best High Blood Pressure Diet Plan

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…you do eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans and figs are the rich?est) you may not get enough of this nutrient through diet alone, or the proper ratio of magnesium and calcium. That’s why I rec?ommend 400 mg of magnesium for healthy folks and up to 800 mg daily if you’re…

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How to Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

…taken every other day at same dosage? These blood pressure medications are supported by fish oil supplements, exercise, and a high plant and fruit diet. Dr. Sinatra’s Answer: Good for you for holding steady at 120/80 for 9 months! Anyone considering tapering off of a prescription blood pressure medication…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…food they’re loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. 6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples 1. Cinnamon Apples: Slice up an apple, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top (not only does cinnamon taste…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…transmission route, Ebola is not that easy to contract. The recommendations I made after the first case was diagnosed in Texas remain your best action plan for prevention by maximizing the strength of your own immune system. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What Is Ebola? Ebola…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…high blood pressure was something adults developed as they got older. But given our modern day lifestyles—filled with fast-food based, high fat diets, and sedentary activities—record numbers of children have hypertension. As caretakers for our children during their early lives, it’s really up…

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