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Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling

…, gas grills burn clean. But even with gas, you can end up with advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in your food. AGEs act like harmful free radicals in your body, creating oxidative stress and resulting in premature aging. Here Are My Top Tips for Heart-Healthy Grilling * Clean Your Grill: Before…

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Heart Healthy Grilled Watermelon Salad

…healthy lunch while traveling in Maryland when Jan spied the appetizing dish on the menu—grilled watermelon salad. So, I said to Jan, “You can grill watermelon? Where have I been? Let’s give it a try!” As you may recall from my blog on the health perks of watermelon, it’s an extremely heart…

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Get Your Grill On!

…fade into fall, Dr. Sinatra and I are getting in all the grilling we can while the weather is still warm and the days are still long. So, in the spirit of great grilling and healthy heart nutrition, here are a few of our favorite recipes. Grilled Chicken Teriyaki (Makes 2 servings) * 8 to 10 oz. boneless…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…balanced. * Consider putting eggplant on the grill. Eggplant is high in fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, copper, and potassium. Plus, eggplant’s main phenolic compound—chlorogenic acid—has viral and cancer fighting properties. Here’s how to enjoy it on the grill. * Enjoy watermelon with your meal, or…

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A Delicious Way to Lower Your Blood Lipids On the Grill

…good for your health, it can be cooked outside on the grill. In fact, I created an easy, delicious recipe called, “Eggplant Parm-on-the-Grill.” Here’s how to make it: * Slice the washed eggplant in half horizontally, and place it on the grill, skin side down. By the way, be sure to use a stainless…

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6 Healthy Grilling Tips

…enjoy food on the barbecue. Safe Grilling Tips While grilling is a great, healthy way to enjoy your food -- there is a right and wrong way to grill. As many of you know by now, safe grilling tips should include limiting—or better yet eliminating—charcoal grilling. That’s because charcoal releases…

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5 Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

…Safe Grilling Tip #5: Keeping the skin on during grilling, protects the chicken from carcinogens during grilling. But once you grill it, take the skin off before you eat it. Now It's Your Turn: What do you like to grill for heart health? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Healthy Grilled Eggplant…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…pork, fish and foul (not just grilled meats) that increase our risk for colorectal and breast cancers. Your best option is to use a propane-fueled gas grill. Unlike charcoal that “burns dirty,” releasing sooty particles that produce natural hydrocarbons, gas grills burn clean. Plus, you don’t have…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

…contaminants. One of my favorite ways to eat halibut, especially at this time of year, is grilled. Pair it with a leafy green salad and some whole grains and you have a delicious, heart-healthy meal. Grilled Mediterranean Halibut Serves 4 4 (5 to 6 oz.) halibut steaks Juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp. olive…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…the barbecue and gathering with friends to enjoy dinner in the great outdoors. As enjoyable as these get-togethers can be, research has shown that grilling meat at high temperatures can create a number of harmful compounds. High heat from an open flame creates COPs, highly carcinogenic compounds that…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

…follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off visible fat before grilling, and cook it at a higher rack position so that it is farther from the heat. (Use only the minimum number of flames sources needed on your grill in order to reduce exposure to higher temperatures.) But our KEY extra pointer…

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Heart Attack and Stroke on the Menu at the Heart Attack Cafe

…a couple of weeks ago when a colleague at Healthy Directions forwarded an email about a “coronary café” in Arizona called the “Heart Attack Grill.” It is a creative marketing schema, and certainly offers a Larsonesque edge. First off, I have to tell you that their onsite “doctor” is not…

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Farm Stand Health

…and mainstay that can help lower blood pressure levels. Since dining on raw vegetables can offset the possible carcinogen exposure you may get by grilling meats and fish, I like to serve up colorful, raw vegetables on our patio dinner table. In addition to being refreshingly cooler, they are brimming…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…a delicious meal that can be pair with virtually any side dish! You can also “soak” tofu in your favorite barbeque sauce, cut into slices, and grill. So delicious! Pair with a salad and some roasted vegetables and you have an easy, delicious, healthy meal in no time. And, just one cup of tofu provides…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

When it comes to summer dining, it’s easy to focus on the meats you’ll be putting on the grill. But for cooking healthy you want to balance that out with a healthy serving of vegetables. At this time of year it’s easy to find a huge number of delicious fresh veggies in the grocery store and local…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: PAMM Diet Salad Recipes

…shredded * ½ cup celery, diced * 2 scallions, sliced * 5 tablespoons vinaigrette * Brush chicken with the 2 tablespoons of your favorite vinaigrette. * Grill or broil chicken until tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through cooking—approximately 12 to 15 minutes. * Cut chicken into thin strips…

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