Diet Plan

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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How to Stick to a Heart-Healthy Diet Plan When Eating Out

…questions I get is how I stay true to a heart-healthy diet plan when I spend so much time traveling and lecturing. That’s an excellent question. When I’m home and eating in familiar restaurants that serve organic foods, sticking to a heart-healthy diet plan is easy. But traveling can be a whole different…

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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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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…sardines and wakame seaweed as natural blood pressure lowering foods. And that’s just the beginning! Did you know that the right heart healthy diet plan can help alleviate your migraines headaches, or that non-inflammatory foods can heal your arthritis? Foods can also protect women from menopausal…

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Is a Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Your Heart?

…percent healthy vegetarian diet, and 20 percent meat—including lamb, buffalo, salmon and chicken. I also eat a lot of organic vegetables, fruit, eggs, yogurt and some cheese on a day-to-day basis and use coconut milk on cereals. Both Dr. Esselstyn’s healthy vegetarian diet plan and my own are rich in…

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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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Quit or Reduce Your Blood Pressure Medication

…day at same dosage? I take medications that reduce my blood pressure in conjunction with fish oil supplements, exercise, and a high plant and fruit diet. Get more of Dr. Sinatra's advice on Healthy Blood Pressure Dr. Sinatra’s Answer: Good for you for holding steady at 120/80 mmHg for 9 months! Anyone…

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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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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…don’t realize that alcohol contains a large store of hidden sugar. * Eat an anti-inflammatory Pan-Asian Modified Mediterranean (PAMM) diet. My heart-healthy PAMM eating plan includes 40 to 45 percent slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30-35 percent healthy fats; and 20-25 percent protein—all…

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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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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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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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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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The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

…asking them not only what their resolutions were but how they planned to keep them. The participants’ goals were the same as many of us, including such things as weight loss and quitting smoking. Plus, most of the participants planned to reach their resolutions solely through willpower—meaning envisioning…

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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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