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Maple Syrup Gives You Valuable Health Perks

…I consider myself a maple syrup snob—or maybe I should say “connoisseur.” Years of enjoying Vermont winter skiing with our kids included gathering around the breakfast table for the comforting treat of warm fluffy pancakes hot off the griddle, topped with fresh local maple syrup. My Vermont neighbors…

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3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…as part of your heart-healthy diet. A Heart-Healthy Diet Can Include These Holiday Treats 1. Caramelized nuts. Roasting nuts with a bit of honey or maple syrup, and sea salt or sesame seeds sprinkled on top is a healthy holiday treat. Some of the best nuts to choose are almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches and kiwi are excellent options. Also, choose organic whenever possible. * DO Enjoy Real Maple Syrup in small amounts. * DO Use Coconut Spread which is a healthy alternative to butter and margarine. Personally, my favorite breakfast is gluten…

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6 Ways To Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…oatmeal and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake at 350°F until the apples soften (about 20 minutes). If you'd like, you can add a small drizzle of real maple syrup before eating. 6. Apple Yogurt Truffle: Peel and dice an apple and stir into plain yogurt. Top with a few raisins, and chopped walnuts or almonds…

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5 Heart-Healthy Veggie Side-Dishes for Your July 4th Celebration

…flavor. Or, for a third flavor combination, season with sesame-ginger sauce. 3. Boil butternut squash until tender, add dried cranberries, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon. 4. Boiled Yukon gold potatoes, add frozen peas part way through cooking. Add sliced black olives and add a…

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The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

…sweeten your food, my recommendation is to use the nutritional supplement stevia which is available in health food stores, or a small amount of honey or maple syrup. Now it’s your turn: Have you found that artificial sweeteners increase your appetite? You May Also Be Interested In: * Sugar Equals Poor Cardiovascular…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…berries, apples or other seasonal fruit before serving. Then, top with chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) and drizzle with ½ teaspoon natural maple syrup—which has many valuable health perks. This gift has been a Godsend in our home. When the weather forecasters call for brisk temperatures for…

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