Nuts

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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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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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…longer, healthier life. 5 Heart-Healthy Gifts * 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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5 Tips for Heart-Healthy and 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 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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Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Food

…heart-healthy snacks to enjoy during the game. Here are My Top 5 Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Foods for Game Time 1. Harvest trail mix not only contains nuts rich in heart-healthy omega-3s, it will give you the energy you need to jump up and down, rooting for your favorite team. Here’s the recipe. 2. Vegetables—…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…diet with no more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein to ensure bone health, turn to vegetarian sources such as nuts, soy, and tofu. Eggs are great for bone health, too. 2. Salt—Every 500 mg of sodium leaches 10 mg of calcium from your bones. Make sure to avoid processed…

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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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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 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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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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Fish: The Wonder Food

…necessary for life itself. Our bodies can’t manufacture EFAs, but you can get them through the food you eat. Omeage-6 EFAs occur naturally in almost all nuts and seeds and is abundant in vegetable oils, including safflower, sunflower, corn, and soy. Omega-3 EFAs are a bit more challenging to get from food…

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