Nuts

Fruits and Nuts are Good Cardiovascular Nutrition

Many fruits and nuts are excellent cardiovascular nutrition. Let's take a look at pomegranates, almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. Pomegranates Research has shown that the antioxidants and phytonutrients in pomegranates can help slow down the development of arterial plaque, keep your LDL cholesterol…

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Go Nuts!

…when my travel schedule is hectic that I don’t have time to eat a healthy meal, I go to the nearest health food store and buy some nuts. But the decision to buy nuts is not only inspired by expediency—it is also influenced by research I’d read about the Seventh Day Adventists. As a specific segment…

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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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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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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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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…Mediterranean diet with a taste of Asia to create what I call the Pan Asian Mediterranean (PAM) diet. PAM emphasizes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, lean protein, and healthy fats at every meal. For best results, here's how I recommend you put together your menu: * 40-45 percent low-density carbohydrates…

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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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How to Knock Out Diabetes Before It Develops

…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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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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Three Cardiovascular Nutrition Tips

…foods contain chlorophyll (which gives them their color), whose chemical composition centers on magnesium. * Avocado * Nuts and seeds (almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, etc.) * Whole grains (buckwheat, amaranth, barley, etc.) * Legumes * Eat potassium-rich fruits. Low potassium levels…

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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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