Phytonutrients

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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The Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…away?” But did you know apples are actually one of the best foods you can add to a heart-healthy diet? Apples are loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is to slice them up, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top—and enjoy! But an apple snack is only…

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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. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. And there are so many ways to enjoy apples…

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

…Heart-Healthy Food #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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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…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. As always, the food you eat plays a big role in your heart—and overall—health. To avoid…

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