Nuts

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

…Holiday Treats Heart-Healthy Food #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, and pecans which contain healthy unsaturated fats…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…Another ate 30 grams of mixed nuts (almonds walnuts, and hazelnuts) daily. The third group received no special foods, but dietary advice to eat a low-fat diet. The average follow up time was 4.8 years. What the investigators found is that both the olive oil and mixed nuts group had a 28-30 percent reduction…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…fresh berries for frozen, since frozen berries can be high in sugar. Plus, I fine-tuned the garnish by focusing on the healthiest nuts: walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and almonds. Sinatra Smart & Simple Overnight Oatmeal * 2 cups water * 1/2 cup steel-cut Irish oats * 1/2 cup raisins or other dried…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…organic eggs are a perfect protein and can be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. * Enjoy a handful of nuts. Some of the best ones to choose from are almonds, walnuts and macadamia nuts. Almonds are also a good source of gamma tocopherol, a form of Vitamin E that neutralizes artery-damaging peroxynitrite…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…almonds, dry-roasted soybeans, dates, dried cranberries, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Just make sure to choose organic nuts and seeds if they’re available, and that it contains no more than 300 mg of sodium per serving. Heart-healthy snack #3. Yogurt Sundae: Mix sliced…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…well-being, mental alertness, control, and an increased ability to deal with stress. Plus, they’re good for your heart and your overall health. * Nuts and seeds * Ocean-going, cold-water fish such as salmon and mercury-free tuna * Organic DHA-fortified eggs * Ground flaxseed * Fruits and vegetables…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…diet including organic eggs, wild salmon, buffalo, organic chicken, and lamb. 2. Make these 5 foods part of your low-carb diet: avocados, nuts (macadamia nuts, walnuts, and almonds), chick peas, lentils, and broccoli. All of these foods require very little insulin for your body to process, and they…

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5 Tips for a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

…snacks on the go, eat nuts—including almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. In fact, wherever I travel I go to the local health food store and buy some nuts. * If you’re traveling by plane, get up at least once an hour and walk up and down the aisle for a few minutes to get your blood circulating again…

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5 Last-Minute Heart Healthy Gifts

…Healthy Gifts * Heart Healthy Gift Idea #1: Homemade Harvest Trail Mix. Nuts and seeds are the perfect heart-healthy foods, supplying healthy fats and protein. Try mixing up a batch of my Harvest Trail Mix, which contains nuts, seeds and dried fruits, and give it to your gift recipient in a great reusable…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype drives me nuts because some people will read that headline, stop taking fish oil, and we can watch all cardiac events rise! Research Supports Benefits of Fish Oil…

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DHA Benefits Your Brain, Too

…to build the receptors for serotonin, which is the “feel good” chemical in your brain. What's the Best Source of DHA? Foods such as flaxseed, nuts and seeds, coldwater fish like salmon, and organic DHA-fortified eggs all supply DHA benefits that support the brain. Avocados also supply some DHA…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…prevention of headaches, avoid animal products except for cold-water fish like salmon and sardines; increase your intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds; and eliminate caffeine, colas, and alcohol. Plus, some people suffer from headaches in response to EMF radiation from cellular and cordless…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce with the essential fatty acid and fiber benefits of nuts. I find this marinade works best with a mild fish such as halibut. 1/2 cup organic almond butter 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…veggie juice as I’ve writtern about before. If you are not familiar with the procedure, you can visit heartmdinstitute.com. But if you’re not nuts about eating coconut, you can apply coconut oil to your skin. Remember, the skin absorbs almost anything you put on it. Similar to almond oil, coconut…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…antioxidant boost. Remember, darker skins on your produce means more powerful antioxidant activity. In addition to being rich in essential fatty acids, nuts can be essential for vitamin E. And when it comes to eating fish, remember to bake or grill rather than frying. Dr. Sinatra is currently working on…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…. The only downside with watermelon is that it’s a high-glycemic food. So, if you have diabetes, balance your watermelon intake with a chaser of nuts for fat and protein to get the full health benefits of watermelon. You May Also Be Interested In: * More On Why I Love Magnesium * Farm Stand Tips

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6 Surprising Blood Pressure Facts Everyone Should Know

…sodium, you want to strive to get less than 2.8 mg a day and be very careful about hidden salt in processed foods like canned soups, pickles, salted nuts, and more. 2. Potassium is critical for healthy blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high, it’s important to eat foods rich in potassium. That’s…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…halibut; “healthy fats” such as olive oil; low-glycemic carbohydrates such as beans, lentils and oatmeal; and plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts. Instead of eating large chunks of meat, Mediterranean people use meat to flavor their sauces. At most meals, they eat fiber-rich fruits and vegetables…

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A Healthy Lifestyle (Almost) Eliminates Sudden Cardiac Death

…body mass index (higher than 25). * Doing 30 minutes or more of daily physical activity. * Eating a Mediterranean type diet emphasizing vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil. * Having a moderate alcohol intake. These study results were music to my ears, because I have been preaching these very…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, kale and especially celery, legumes; fruits; cold-water fish (especially fatty ones); organic eggs; olive oil; and nuts, seeds and flaxseed. My top three include sardines, oatmeal and seaweeds such as Wakame. * Eat garlic. An Australian review of 11 studies show that…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…cardiovascular nutrition program by slicing or grating it to spice up any dish. In fact, one of my favorite salads is couscous with apricots, pine nuts, and ginger. Just a little ginger goes a long way toward ensuring your control over your health. Just one word of caution. Since ginger can thin the…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…and mineral rich foods help support thyroid function—the gland that is most easily impacted by radiation exposure of any type. Choose from fruit, nuts and seeds, fish, and poultry. * A sea salt and soda bath neutralizes radiation exposure from X-rays, fallout, nuclear plant emissions, and plane travel…

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