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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…. Instead, opt for mineral water sweetened with fresh lemon or orange slices. Or, try my personal favorite, club soda with D-ribose and puréed raspberries. Now it’s your turn: What’s on your menu for the Fourth of July? You May Also Be Interested In: * Heart-Healthy Secrets for Safe Grilling * Heart…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…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 sprouts; * Alfalfa sprouts; * Bell peppers * Beets; * Eggplant…

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5 Tips for Preventing Dry Skin

…which guard against free radical damage. Take a good multi-nutrient with antioxidants, and eat foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries and raspberries. Dry Skin Tip #2: Make sure you’re getting enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your diet. They’re crucial for maintaining skin hydration and…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…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 of organic flaxseed, grind it up in a coffee grinder, and serve with 6-9 oz. of organic skim or 1% milk…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…eggs, avocado, and whey protein are all healthy breakfast choices. * DO Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Their Juices: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches and kiwi are excellent options. Also, choose organic whenever possible. * DO Enjoy Real Maple Syrup in small amounts. * DO Use…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…Coconut milk can be used to make shakes and smoothies. You can also use it in a hot or cold cereal, or pour it over seasonal organic blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I like to bake fish in coconut milk to keep it moist and enhance the flavor. * Or try coconut water. I add it it my daily fruit…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…For use as a sunny sorbet you can freeze for later, use less water. For a little variety—and extra antioxidants—toss in fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or ripe fresh mango. The only downside with watermelon is that it’s a high-glycemic food. So, if you have diabetes, balance your watermelon…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…all eat more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, beets, red bell pepper, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. One of my favorite ways to get antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in my diet is in a smoothie. Here’s a video of my son…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…fruit, beets, and a splash of ginger. Here is one if his favorites. Combine one or all from each category: * Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries * Other fruit: apple, banana, kiwi (no citrus) * Vegetable: Beets are our breakfast favorite (but mixed veggie juices are great for…

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