Marine

Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…lifespan. So, you’ve written to ask if you should switch from marine-based omega-3s (like fish oil and Calamarine) to safflower oil. My answer is a resounding no! Here’s why … The Benefits of Omega-3 Fish Oil The idea that marine-based omega-3s can accelerate aging came from a mouse study on SAMP8…

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For a Heart-Healthy Diet, Eat More Fat

…fish, especially cold-water fish like wild salmon and mackerel. Plus, another popular way to get omega-3 benefits is by taking fish oil or other marine animal (krill or squid) supplements, which can be found at health food and grocery stores. However, be selective when shopping. Because our ocean waters…

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DHA Benefits Your Brain, Too

…be your enemy. While there are many nutrients that support brain health, the benefits of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)—an essential fatty acid in marine oils—truly stands out. DHA Benefits Your Brain in Several Ways: * Benefits healthy neuronal function, which is your brain’s ability to think and…

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Reduce the Risk of Mercury Poisoning From Eating Fish

…all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, some more than others. They absorb it from water as it passes over their gills and as they feed on other marine organisms. Larger predatory fish get a higher dose from their prey. Mercury binds tightly to proteins in fish tissue, including muscle. The toxic mineral…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…Because outdoor barbecue grilling involves dry heat, many of us like to marinate food ahead of time to tenderize and flavor it. Dr. Sinatra and I are big marinade fans, but I always keep meats refrigerated during the marinating process. If I want additional sauce, I set a portion of the marinade aside…

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Get Your Grill On!

…shallow glass or ceramic pan. Combine soy sauce, honey, sherry, pineapple juice, and ginger, and pour over chicken breast. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. Heat grill pan and cook chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Discard any remaining marinade…

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My Favorite Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

…together cabbage, onions, and cranberries in large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over cabbage mixture; mix thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. (Makes 8 servings, and keeps for 4-5 days.) Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cranberries? Looking…

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Heart-Healthy Secrets from My Kitchen

…extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, locally-grown green asparagus, and spaghetti squash. The prep was simple: trim any visible fat from the meat, and marinate for a few hours in a mixture of olive oil, fresh rosemary and ground pepper (cover so it doesn’t oxidize). When you’re ready to prepare your meal…

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Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

…together cabbage, onions, and cranberries in large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over cabbage mixture; mix thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. (Makes 8 servings, and keeps for 4-5 days.) Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cranberries? Looking…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

One of Dr. Sinatra’s safe at-home summer grilling tips is to always marinate your meat, fowl, or fish in the refrigerator, not the kitchen counter. Set aside any extra sauce you wish to use for basting before it touches the raw foods. We also follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off…

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On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 roasted red peppers, from a jar, cut into strips 20 medium black olives, pitted 1 (6 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, kept in liquid 8 oz. cooked short pasta such as ziti or wild rice Freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: Roll the chicken cubes…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…slightly softened, add soy sauce and remaining ingredients and blend well. * Remove from heat and pour into large, shallow bowl. * Add your fish and marinate in refrigerator for one to three hours. * Can also be used as a sauce. To see more delicious healthy heart recipes visit, www.drsinatra.com.

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