Meal Plan

5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…significant difference in lowering high blood pressure. The following blood-pressure lowering foods are a great addition to your heart-healthy diet plan. Blood-Pressure Lowering Foods 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the landmark 1997 study called Dietary Approaches to Stop…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…you lose weight, too. Drink at least 8–12 glasses a day. I suggest distilled water in glass bottles. 4. Don’t let convenience influence your meal planning. Avoid processed foods, chemicals, trans fats, and preservatives. One good rule of thumb is to always shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Generally…

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Cooking for Cancer

…believes that you should eat fresh organically grown food as much as possible, and to create meals that are fun-to-make, and nourishing to eye, palate, and body. Katz employs the “power of yum” to meal planning tips for chemotherapy, and all her recipes. As a nurse, a mom, and a family member, I know…

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Could Optimism Fight Cancer: Why Not?

…Ashley received gift cards from her friends at work which they thought she could use toward hiring help around the house or easy meals. But Ashley’s thought went to another plan she’d been hatching: to surround Roger with positive thoughts and encouragement from every direction. So, she ordered something…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…spices such as cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. Or experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that is now available as a sweetener. * Eat several small meals. By eating little portions spread throughout the day, you’ll feel more satiated and be less inclined to overload on sweets that can cause heart disease…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…the ball around in the yard. * Serve Healthy Meals: High salt, high trans-fat meals—which are far too common in fast-food restaurants—lead to obesity and hypertension. Try cooking at home, and involve your children in planning and preparing healthy meals. The example you set today will help your child…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…you've just had surgery. Instead, try a side-lying position which puts less strain on the heart and chest. * Avoid intimacy one to two hours after meals (digestion shunts blood to the gut, making less available to the heart). * Do not consume excessive amounts of alcohol. * Don't pressure yourself or…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…go easy on the alcohol. * Break Holiday Tasks Into Bite-Sized Chunks: Whether it’s gift buying and wrapping, shopping for and preparing holiday meals, decorating our home, making travel plans—or juggling everything combined—this time of the year can feel like an endless to-do list. Instead of…

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