Maple

The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…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 breakfast of steel cut oatmeal drizzled with fresh local maple syrup. My Vermont neighbors tapped their own maple trees…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…my trust either and can potentially contribute to diabetes and cancer. If you have to feed a sweet tooth, opt for very small amounts of honey, pure maple syrup, or the natural sweetener Stevia. 5. Margarine: Margarine is generally made by hydrogenating liquid polyunsaturated oil, to create a spread that’s…

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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 Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…combination, season with sesame-ginger sauce. Heart Healthy Recipe #3: Boil butternut squash until tender, add dried unsweetened cranberries, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon. Heart Healthy Recipe #4: Boiled Yukon gold potatoes, add a sprinkle of frozen peas part way through cooking…

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Cooking Healthy: Secrets for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

…Sprinkle with cinnamon or apple pie spice, and chopped walnuts. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Add a drizzle of pure maple syrup before eating and top with a dollop of unsweetened Greek yogurt. Now it's your turn: Do you have any favorite heart-healthy holiday dishes? You…

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