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Delicious Autumn Dessert

…½ cup honey * ½ cup molasses * 2 eggs * 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted or low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed, drained and slightly mashed * ¾ cup seedless raisins * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * 1 cup whole wheat flour * 2 tsp. baking powder * 2 tsp. cinnamon * ½ tsp. ground cloves * ½ tsp. ground nutmeg * 2 medium…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…reduce your cholesterol level in about four weeks--even with no other changes to what you eat. 1) Eat a breakfast that includes a serving of oat bran, raisin bran, shredded wheat, or bran flakes with a fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches, etc. Add two tablespoons…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…and enjoy! 2. Harvest Chicken Medley: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a casserole dish, along with chopped onions, apples, and a few raisins. Sprinkle with cinnamon, curry powder (and any of your favorite “apple pie spices”)—and bake in the oven at 350°F until the chicken is done…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. Try sprinkling on cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg. You also may want to experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that millions of people…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…best nutrients are antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Here's a quick list of foods that are rich in these nutrients. Antioxidants * Prunes; * Raisins; * Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries); * Oranges; * Cherries; * Plums; * Red grapes; * Spinach; * Broccoli * Kale * Brussels…

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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

…three times/day). Because the amount of potassium you can get in a supplement is limited, I also recommend that you eat potassium-rich foods such as raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…contain 99 mg potassium, roughly equivalent to one bite of a banana—definitely not enough. I recommend a banana, orange, or handful of prunes or raisins each day if you’re trying to lower blood pressure. * Zinc. You’ll also need 15–30 mg of zinc in supplemental form. Most good multinutrients contain…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…this sweetener. * Use natural sweeteners. If you must sweeten foods, add a little fruit juice or try some shredded raw or dried apples, coconut, raisins or dates. Use spices such as cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. Or experiment with stevia, an herbal supplement that is now available as a sweetener. * Eat…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…hummus. Heart-health snack #2. Trail Mix: Choose any combination of 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…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…diet by making them for dinner. Try placing boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a casserole dish, along with chopped onions, apples, and a few raisins. Sprinkle with cinnamon, curry (and any of your favorite “apple pie spices”)—and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the chicken is done. Plus…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…any foods, add a little juice from oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, or other fruits. You can also use some shredded raw or dried apples, coconuts, raisins, or dates. Sugar-Free Diet Tip #5: Eat several small meals. Start with breakfast, and include some protein at each sitting to keep you feeling satisfied…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…features lots of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil. Some foods that are especially high in potassium include raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, strawberries, watermelon, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…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 fruit * 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or 1/2 stick cinnamon Place all ingredients in your crock-pot on low setting before retiring to bed…

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