Pasta

Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…helps to enhance blood thinning which helps to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure, and reduce riglyceride levels. Healthy Heart Diet Recipe: Pasta Primavera (Makes 3-4 servings) * 2 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 cup fresh asparagus spears, chopped * 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) *…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

What’s on your dinner menu for tonight? I suggest trying Spelt Pasta with Asparagus and Tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, it contains four of my top “super foods”: asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Asparagus is one of the best foods to help boost your body’s production of glutathione…

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Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chicken With Peapods and Zucchini

…crushed, or one T. dried garlic 1 T. dried onion 1 medium zucchini 1 cup peapods 1 oz. white wine Grated parmesan cheese Brown rice or whole wheat pasta, cooked Fresh parsley, chopped Slice boneless breast of chicken into two-inch by one-half inch strips. Heat two tablespoons of peanut or olive oil in…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…Mediterranean Style Chili * Cranberry Slaw * Eye of Round Roast with Rosemary and Potatoes * Mediterranean Seafood Sauce with Jerusalem Artichoke Pasta * Pasta Primavera Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat onions? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure…

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On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…roasted red peppers, from a jar, cut into strips 20 medium black olives, pitted 1 (6 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, kept in liquid 8 oz. cooked short pasta such as ziti or wild rice Freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: Roll the chicken cubes in flour to coat, and sprinkle with pepper. Heat the…

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Heart Risk Factors for Women Versus Men

…to go on a diet. Instead, get physically active—it’s your most powerful weapon against fat—and begin eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, pasta, fish and lean poultry. Eating this way is what I call “healthy heart nutrition” and it just makes sense. (See other blog entries for additional…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…even been toying with the idea of using halved, precooked Brussels sprouts as a kind of “meatball substitute,” tossed with Jerusalem artichoke pasta. I also wanted to mention that garlic can be optional ingredient for those of who do not enjoy it’s flavoring as much as we do. But remember, garlic…

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Are You In Sugar Shock?

…that insulin is a pro-inflammatory hormone. People are drinking loads of sugary sodas, adding sugar to their tea and coffee, and consuming breads and pasta, bagels, and donuts and cookies in alarming amounts—we’re a sugar society. And then there’s that artificial high fructose corn syrup, which is…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Very Veggie Lasagna

…lowers the fat and calories, but also makes great cardiovascular nutrition sense. Very Veggie Lasagna (Makes 8 servings) 9 oz. Jerusalem artichoke pasta, prepared according to package directions 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans tomato puree 1 cup carrot, grated 1…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…crumble tempeh and lightly sauté with onions and peppers. Add some diced tomatoes and your favorite blend of Italian spices and you have a delicious pasta sauce! Another favorite? Add tempeh to chili to give it a protein-powered boost without altering the flavor of your favorite recipe. Again, crumble…

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How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels: 5 Easy Steps

…heart disease increases to 200 times normal. How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels * Decrease your consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates (rice, pastas, potatoes, corn, carrots and peas). Also avoid bread and bread-like products such as crackers and bagels to lower high triglyceride levels. Instead…

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