Eating Plan

12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…in a heart healthy diet plan. Linolenic acid also helps lower cholesterol. * Eggs are a readily available source of protein that provide the antioxidants magnesium and sulfur. Eat no more than six eggs per week. * The Four Fish: mackerel, sardines, salmon or anchovies (eat once a week). All these fish…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

…organic. The product is organic, inside-out, not including added water and salt. But you don’t have to choose organic foods every time to eat a heart-healthy diet plan. While there are several foods like peaches, apples, strawberries, and butter where organic is a must—with other foods like kiwis and…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

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

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

…legumes, flaxseeds, and avocadoes. If you do want to eat bread, Ezekial bread which contains sprouted whole grains is a good choice. Now it's your turn: Do you follow a gluten-free diet? You May Also Be Interested In * For Heart-Healthy Eating, Increase Fats & Reduce Carbs * What Is The Best Heart…

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Fish: The Wonder Food

…research on fish as a cardio-protective and anti-aging agent for 30 years. And it is a cornerstone of my eating plan for optimal health. What makes fish so important to any healthy heart nutrition plan is the fact that it is an abundant source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. As you may know, these are…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your 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 Hypertension (DASH), eating more of these blood-pressure lowering foods lowered systolic…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…which is why store-bought juice is not always a good bet. Juice at least twice a week for the most benefit. 2. Include “good” fats in your eating plan, like the monounsaturated fats and omega-3s. Substitute olive oil for butter in your cooking, and make cold-water fish like salmon or Atlantic halibut…

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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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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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How to Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

…my patients down to a low dose of the prescription blood pressure medication. * I make sure my patients are exercising, keeping their weight down, eating properly, maintaining lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure, are faithful to a sensible nutritional supplement regime and can track their blood…

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When “Managed Care” Means Managing Your Own Care

…surgery, is totally unnecessary. Ask your doctor whether your case is an emergency, or whether you have time to let natural therapies work. * Follow the plan. Once you and your doctor have decided on a course of action, follow through. If the solution turns out to be medication, take your meds faithfully…

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Cooking for Cancer

…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 grown food as much as possible, and to create…

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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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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…maintain healthy blood pressure and to avoid a myriad of cardiovascular problems. Adhering to good cardiovascular nutrition can help, but even if 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,…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…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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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…at home, and involve your children in planning and preparing healthy meals. The example you set today will help your child maintain healthy blood pressure for many years to come. * Set a Good Example: It’s not easy, but kids learn from our example. When you eat healthy meals, maintain a healthy body…

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