Oatmeal

5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

…Fermented milk supplemented with whey protein concentrate is also effective for lowering blood pressure. 3. Oatmeal. After eight weeks of eating a soluble, fiber-rich whole grain such as oatmeal every morning, one study of hypertensive men and women found that more than 70 percent were able to lower high…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…-healthy breakfast, including the recipe and ingredients to make overnight oatmeal, including a one quart crock-pot. We’ve enjoyed this gift so much that I wanted to share it with you. Our gift givers knew we’d enjoy oatmeal because it's so high in soluble fiber, which contributes to a healthier GI…

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Maple Syrup Gives You Valuable Health Perks

…need to consume conscientiously), I can enjoy drizzling a half teaspoon of maple syrup (not enough to illicit an insulin response) over steel cut oatmeal, atop yogurt, as well as in baked apple dishes and homemade salad dressings. Hmm… where else can I sneak in a tad more? Now it’s your turn: What’s…

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8 Ways to Outsmart Poison Ivy

…steroid cream and the Calamine lotion I’d refused to buy. Instead, I used homeopathic remedy for poison ivy, called Rhus Tox, and took comforting oatmeal baths to relieve the itching. I tell you this story because, despite my insistence that my own body would handle the situation and beat the poison…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…any of your favorite “apple pie spices”)—and bake in the oven at 350°F until the chicken is done. 3. Apple Oatmeal Cereal: Add a peeled, diced apple to 1/2 cup of steel cut oatmeal before preparing and sprinkle with cinnamon. It will smell like you’re cooking an apple pie—my mouth waters just…

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Your Questions Answered

…cold water fish and fish oil) and activated omega-6 fats. Activated omega-6s are non-inflammatory and found in black currant seed oil, flaxseed, and oatmeal. They are different from the omega-6 fats in potato chips, many cooking oils, and other processed foods. The body has an ideal ratio for these fats…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are loaded with salt, sodium nitrate and other chemicals, and unhealthy fats. * DO Reach for Steel Cut Oatmeal: Steel cut oatmeal mixed with chia or flaxseeds which are rich in fiber is a healthy breakfast choice—keeping you feeling full longer and your blood sugar…

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Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

…they are also heart-healthy. In the meatloaf recipe, the low-sodium V-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…your intake of oatmeal and complex carbohydrates; low-glycemic 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…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…they are also heart-healthy. In the meatloaf recipe, the low-sodium V-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent…

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Combat Insulin Resistance

…* Coenzyme Q10 (200–400 mg/day) * Chromium polynicotinate (200 mcg/day) * Coleus (50–100 mg/day in divided doses) * Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon in oatmeal) For more information on cardiovascular nutrition, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…soluble fiber (meaning it forms a gel when mixed with liquid), and its lignans give you the added bonus of enhanced immune response. Chia seeds and oatmeal are also good options. 4. Take Lactobacillus Probiotics: Which populate your colon with healthy bacteria—and help to crowd out unwanted bacteria…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…diet can’t include dessert? Try making a healthy apple brown betty by layering apple slices in a casserole dish and sprinkling them with steel cut oatmeal. Then, add a “swizzle” of raw honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake at 350 until the apples soften (about 20 minutes). Now it's your turn: Do…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…recommend combining them with slow-burning carbohydrates—such as putting peanut butter on a slice of whole-grain bread. Or, try topping your steel cut oatmeal with slivered almonds and walnut pieces. Be sure to see my other recommendations to make other heart-healthy breakfast choices. Now it’s your turn…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…by inhibiting the body’s absorption of cholesterol. Take 500–1,500 mg daily. * Oats. Research shows that beta glucan, a water-soluble fiber in oatmeal, oat bran, and oats, helps you enjoy good cholesterol levels. (This is the reason oat cereals can make their heart-healthy claims.) Eating two ounces…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…are in the complex-carbohydrate category. Also, choose organic as often as possible, especially with berries which can be laden with pesticides. * Oatmeal, which contains heart-healthy essential fatty acids. * Olive oil and almond oil are good sources of monounsaturated fats, which promote the formation…

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3 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol at the Grocery Store

…have even more power over your cholesterol. 3. Oats are a powerful heart-healthy food. Research shows that beta glucan, a water-soluble fiber in oatmeal, oat bran, and oats, helps lower cholesterol. (This is the reason oat cereals can make their heart-healthy claims.) As I discussed earlier, fiber forms…

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