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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…that the best overall heart healthy diet plan for healthy blood pressure, healthy cholesterol, healthy triglycerides and to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke is a combination of Mediterranean and Asian eating. In essence, this heart healthy diet plan combines the healthy eating of Mediterranean…

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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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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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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. And there are so many ways to enjoy apples. 6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples 1. Cinnamon Apples: Slice up an apple, sprinkle a little…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…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 landmark 1997 study called Dietary Approaches to Stop…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

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.” But is it in your best interest to go gluten free? To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at gluten. What is gluten? Simply put, gluten is…

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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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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 Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…20 minutes). Now it's your turn: Do you have a favorite apple recipe? You May Also Be Interested In * Incorporate Fruit Into Your Heart-Healthy Diet Plan * How to Make a Fruit and Veggie Drink

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