Low Sodium

Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…Thanksgiving Leftovers Both of these Thanksgiving leftover recipes are not only delicious, they are also heart-healthy. In the meatloaf recipe, the low-sodium V-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

low in calories and fat, it’s healthy. But there are actually a lot of other things you want to watch out for when food shopping. Reading food labels will pay off by helping to avoid what I call food label traps. Food-Label Trap #1. Don’t look for “low sodium,” instead look at the sodium-potassium…

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6 Surprising Blood Pressure Facts Everyone Should Know

…failure. For heart failure patients, restricting salt to less than 1.8 grams a day can cause blood pressure to soar even higher. When it comes to sodium, you want to strive to get less than 2.8 mg a day and be very careful about hidden salt in foods that raise blood pressure, like canned soups, pickles…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet, Beware of Hidden Salt

…let his story, and mine, be lessons for you as well to look out for hidden salt in your healthy heart diet. Plus, here's my revamped recipe for low sodium tomato sauce. Easy Italian Style Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 medium onions…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…blood thinner that doctors prescribe. Common Blood Thinners and their Side Effects * Heparin * Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) * Normiflo (ardeparin sodium) * Orgaran (danaparoid sodium) Like all medication, blood thinners come with a wide range of side effects, including: * Excessive bleeding when you…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…broccoli, onions, and sliced mushrooms in olive oil, spray with butter, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving. Or, season with a drizzle of low-sodium soy sauce and sesame seeds for an Oriental flavor. Or, for a third flavor combination, season with sesame-ginger sauce. Heart Healthy Recipe #3:…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

…that help to reduce triglycerides and blood pressure, and support your brain, joint, and skin health. Plus, unlike tuna or swordfish, it’s extremely low in mercury and other contaminants. One of my favorite ways to eat halibut, especially at this time of year, is grilled. Pair it with a leafy green salad…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…detoxification. The concept involves sitting with your feet in a small tub of water. Then, devices and solutions are added to promote detoxification. Sodium chloride salt is usually sprinkled in the warm water and an electrode added with a positive and negative electronic charge to create a high energy…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

…salad is not only a breeze to put together, but it tastes great and is a great choice for a light lunch or side dish with dinner. And since it’s low glycemic, it’s a perfect recipe for people living with diabetes. Simple Salad Caprese Serves 2 * 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices * 10 large fresh…

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Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Food

…tray—including antioxidant rich pepper strips, carrots, cucumbers, tomato slices, and more—with lemon poppy seed dip. 4. Taco dip, made with my low-sodium homemade Mexican seasoning mix. Prepare using ground free-range turkey, and top with heart-healthy black beans, cheese, salsa, and diced tomatoes…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…military facility where nuclear weapons have been manufactured, stored, or even tested. These plants release slightly radioactive gases and produce low-level radioactive waste. In recent years, there have also been leaks of the radioactive isotope tritium in the groundwater around nuclear plants in Illinois…

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