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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…component in a heart healthy diet plan. * Cabbage, broccoli, kale and cauliflower contain calcium, vitamin E, potassium and folic acid, along with phytonutrients that help protect against cancer. Calcium helps lower blood pressure; vitamin E and folic acid help prevent atherosclerosis; and potassium helps…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…large chunks of meat, Mediterranean people use meat to flavor their sauces. At most meals, they eat fiber-rich fruits and vegetables teeming with phytonutrients and packed with vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and monounsaturated fats crucial to well-being and cardiac health. Their heart healthy…

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Boost Your Cholesterol Lowering Diet with Apples

…can add to a cholesterol lowering diet? In fact, apples are a cholesterol lowering diet—super food! That’s because they’re loaded with phytonutrients and fiber, which have been shown in studies to help lower blood cholesterol. There’s no question that apples should be a staple of any cholesterol…

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Lowering Heart Risk Factors Begins With Lifestyle

…reduce stress? You can do this with a Mediterranean diet, exercise, emotional release, stress management, vitamins and minerals, touch therapy, phytonutrients, and L-arginine. If you have heart disease, it is essential that you incorporate as many of these complementary methods as possible to protect…

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A Delicious Way to Lower Your Blood Lipids On the Grill

…half horizontally, and place it on the grill, skin side down. By the way, be sure to use a stainless steel knife since carbon reacts with the phytonutrients in eggplant and causes them to turn black. Depending on the size of the eggplant, your cooking time will vary, but allow about 7-12 minutes until…

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6 Ways To Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…beautiful autumn colors—and apples are ready to be harvested. Apples are not only a healthy, delicious food they’re loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Just make sure the ones you choose are organic. Here are several of my favorite ways to enjoy them… 1. Cinnamon Apples: Slice up an…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…don’t require heating up the kitchen. Instead, I try to take advantage of local, organic fruits and vegetables to soak up all the colorful phytonutrients they offer. Here’s a recent photo my wife took of me after a few hours of catch-and-release fishing. She took it while I was using some freshly…

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Farm Stand Health

My wife is a self-proclaimed "Farm Stand Queen." She loves to get local fruits and vegetables to add color, texture, nutrition, and healing perks to our summer meals at home. Plus, you get all of the perks of fresh fruits and vegetable—phytonutrients, antioxidants, carotenoids, fiber, enzymes,…

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Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

…recommendations for women looking to promote healthy breast tissue. These include: * sticking to an anti-inflammatory, high-fiber diet that’s rich in phytonutrients, cruciferous vegetables and omega-3 fats; * maintaining a healthy weight; and * getting a balance of adequate sleep and moderate daily exercise…

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Your Cholesterol Lowering Diet Should Include Flaxseed

Crushed flaxseed is a perfect food for a cholesterol-lowering diet. It contains essential fatty acids, high-quality protein, vitamins, precious phytonutrients, and lignans, as well as soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, all of which promote healthy cholesterol. In fact, research on soluble fiber shows…

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Fruits and Nuts are Good Cardiovascular Nutrition

…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 levels healthy, and reduce promote healthy blood…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…you’re boosting your health in several important ways. * Protects against cancer. Cauliflower contains DIM, I3C, and sulforaphane which are potent phytonutrients that help to protect against cancer. Both I3C and DIM have been shown to inhibit the occurrence, growth, and spread of estrogen-related cancers…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods…

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

…(a free radical). 2. Biodynamic red wine. Red wine enjoyed in moderation is a good choice in a heart-healthy diet. It contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, as well as nitric oxide that helps to relax the arterial walls and improve…

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