Healthy Nuts

Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…moderation. * Eggs are perfectly heart-healthy. Cage-free, DHA-fortified organic eggs are a perfect protein and can be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. * Enjoy a handful of nuts. Some of the best ones to choose from are almonds, walnuts and macadamia nuts. Almonds are also a good source of gamma…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…mixed nuts group had a 28-30 percent reduction in cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes. Both Studies Make Olive Oil a Top Heart-Healthy Food So, if you’re eating a Mediterranean diet, like my PAM program, I recommend kicking it up a notch by adding 30 grams of those mixed nuts, or…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…thought I would give you a few healthy gift ideas that would not only be nice to receive—but give your recipients the gift of a longer, healthier life. 5 Heart-Healthy Gifts * Homemade Harvest Trail Mix. Nuts and seeds are the perfect heart-healthy foods, supplying healthy fats and protein. Try mixing…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…choose organic nuts and seeds if they’re available, and that it contains no more than 300 mg of sodium per serving. Heart-healthy snack #3. Yogurt Sundae: Mix sliced strawberries and blueberries into plain yogurt. Top with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds or ground flax. Heart-healthy snack #4. Apple…

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A Healthy Lifestyle (Almost) Eliminates Sudden Cardiac Death

Logic dictates that a healthy lifestyle would reduce the incidence of fatal heart attacks (also known as SCD, or sudden cardiac death). A major study not only confirmed that logic but put up actual numbers showing that a healthy lifestyle may practically eliminate sudden cardiac death—by up to 80…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

…incredible commercials and half-time show—I thought I would give you some heart-healthy snacks to enjoy during the game. Here are my top 5 snack picks for game time: 1. Harvest trail mix not only contains nuts rich in heart-healthy omega-3s, it will give you the energy you need to jump up and down, rooting…

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5 Tips for a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

…RPP. Plus, use these strategies to avoid airport angina. * For heart-healthy snacks on the go, eat nuts—including almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. In fact, wherever I travel I go to the local health food store and buy some nuts. * If you’re traveling by plane, get up at least once an hour and walk…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

Whether it's thinking that wine is healthy so drink up, or that vitamins can overcome an unhealthy lifestyle, here are the 10 most common heart health pitfalls and how to avoid them. During my 30-plus years in active practice, I repeatedly encountered misguided patients who would twist, ignore, or minimize…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…and other nutrients, here are eight things I do to keep myself healthy and you can try as well: 1. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet. My daily diet consists of two meals and two healthy snacks a day and rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lentils. I also eat fish 1–2 times per week (either: scrod…

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DHA Benefits Your Brain, Too

…with the building blocks it needs to create healthy brain tissue. * Benefits mental well-being by helping to build the receptors for serotonin, which is the “feel good” chemical in your brain. What's the Best Source of DHA? Foods such as flaxseed, nuts and seeds, coldwater fish like salmon, and organic…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

…recommendations, encouraging people to up their fat intake and reduce the carbs. Now, a new study shows that a high fat, low-carb diet diet is not only heart healthy, it promotes weight loss. For this study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

…hear how much attention the benefits of L-arginine were receiving from other cardiologists. I have been using this healthy-heart nutrient to support healthy cholesterol levels and healthy arteries in angioplasty patients for years. There’s evidence that regular supplementation with L-arginine benefits…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

healthy fats, and nutrients. The same Pan Asian Modified Mediterranean diet (PAMM) that Dr. Sinatra recommends to prevent cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders as well as promote overall optimum health, is a no-brainer when it comes to your mind. Everything that encourages healthy

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…oil and your cholesterol? Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact, those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. Researchers also demonstrated that coconut’s…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…risk for heart attack and stroke. So eat up and enjoy how delicious healthy heart nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce with the essential fatty acid and fiber benefits of nuts. I find this marinade works best with a mild fish such as halibut…

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