Garlic

Naturally Lower Blood Pressure with Hawthorn and Garlic

If you suffer with cardiovascular problems or suffer from chronic hypertension, you should know about hawthorn and garlic. They’re both recommended for natural ACE inhibition. Research has shown that together they naturally interrupt the conversion of the hormone angio?tensin I to angiotensin II,…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…also contains garlic, which has a whole slew of medicinal perks that are a great addition for a heart healthy diet. White Bean Salad (Serves 3–4) ½ lb. dry white beans (washed and soaked overnight) or substitute 2 cans white beans drained 3-½ cups water 1 medium onion and 2 garlic cloves, chopped…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…heart attack and stroke. Garlic for High Blood Pressure I also recommend garlic for high blood pressure. Since this herb's chemistry is so complex, researchers aren't sure how it helps lower blood pressure, but my patients and I have been pleased with the results. Garlic's antihypertensive effect may…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…and seaweeds such as Wakame. * Eat garlic. An Australian review of 11 studies show that it can help patients experiencing menopause and high blood pressure. In the studies, hypertensive patients were randomly given a garlic supplement or placebo found that garlic can lower blood pressure as effectively…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Here is a list of my top ten healthy seasonings, most of which you'll probably find in your kitchen cabinet right now. * Garlic — This is number one on my hit parade. Garlic's benefits are numerous. It's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It lowers homocysteine, cholesterol, and blood pressure…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…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 to garnish 1. Wash Brussels sprouts, remove outer leaves and stems, and cut in half from top to bottom. 2. Sauté a clove of chopped garlic in 3-4 Tbsp…

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Chicken Soup for the Lungs—A Natural Cold & Flu Treatment

…three decades ago, he discovered that ancient healers used natural substances such as garlic and hot peppers, as well as chicken soup to address the problem. In fact, he routinely prescribed chicken soup with garlic and hot peppers as a complement to modern drug treatments. Treating the bronchospasms…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven…

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

…and flu season. * Garlic: A potent herb, garlic adds a powerful jolt of protection to the immune system, killing yeast, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Plus, it lowers triglycerides. If you don’t like the idea of eating garlic every day, you can purchase a high allicin, organic garlic supplement in the…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

…Spelt Pasta with Asparagus and Tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, it contains four of my top “super foods”: asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Asparagus is one of the best foods to help boost your body’s production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to protect the…

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…antioxidant carnosol. Plus, the garlic helps to enhance blood thinning (preventing blood clots); lower blood pressure levels; and reduce triglycerides. Peppered Rosemary Chicken * 1 whole chicken (preferably organic or free range) * ½ C. chopped fresh rosemary * ¼ C. chopped garlic * ½ tsp ground pepper *…

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On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…good HDL cholesterol, along with garlic, roasted peppers, and more. Mediterranean Chicken (Makes 2 servings) Ingredients: 8 oz. organic or free range chicken breast, cubed or sliced 4 Tbsp. flour (gluten-free preferred) 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 roasted red peppers, from…

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5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…5. Garlic. This herb may lower high blood pressure as effectively as some pharmaceuticals. Research has shown that reductions of 8.4 systolic points and 7.3 diastolic points are possible with garlic. In fact, the higher your blood pressure, the more significant the drop. Four cloves of garlic (about…

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Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chicken With Peapods and Zucchini

…-Healthy Recipe 8-oz. boneless breast of chicken 2 T. peanut or olive oil 12 sliced mushrooms 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed 2 cloves garlic, crushed, or one T. dried garlic 1 T. dried onion 1 medium zucchini 1 cup peapods 1 oz. white wine Grated parmesan cheese Brown rice or whole wheat pasta, cooked Fresh…

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…bounty of foods we should all eat more of in our healthy heart diets. You’re getting a wide variety of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Plus, the fresh garlic helps to enhance blood thinning which helps to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure, and reduce riglyceride levels. Healthy Heart Diet Recipe…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

…steaks Juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed ½ tsp. grated lemon peel 3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped and divided 2 tsp. capers, drained Fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lemon peel. Stir in capers and 2 tablespoons…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…Probiotics: Which populate your colon with healthy bacteria—and help to crowd out unwanted bacteria. 5. Eat Garlic: Research has shown that high consumption (1-2 cloves daily) of raw or cooked garlic decreases the chance of colon cancer by 30 percent, and stomach cancer by 50 percent. 6. Take B Vitamins…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

…salt in your diet by cooking with fresh herbs and spices such as basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, chives, parsley, and onion. What’s more, all of these flavorings contain natural substances that are good for your health. Garlic, in particular, has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Level

…to Maintain Healthy Fibrinogen Levels * Eat cold-water fish a few times a week and/or take 1–2 grams of fish oil daily * Take 500–1,000 mg of garlic (in capsule form) and/or 600 mg of bromelain * Drink ginger and/or green tea * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course, adhere to a healthy…

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Broccoli Soup Recipe for Eye Health

…broccoli, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp. curry powder to taste (optional) Black pepper to taste In a large pot, bring the stock to a boil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion, and garlic, and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Purée…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…your kitchen, contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory. Also use garlic and onions. They can lower blood pressure, thin the blood, and protect your cholesterol from oxidation. A bottle of turmeric can last for months. Garlic and onions can be very affordable. Healthy Living Budget Tip #3: Drink…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 medium onions, diced 2 lbs. fresh plum or cherry tomatoes (preferably organic) 2 Tbsp. red or white wine 1 Tbsp. chopped basil 1 tsp. fresh oregano leaves, crushed Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Directions: Pour the olive oil into a pan and sauté garlic

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