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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…your blood pressure. Instead, opt for mineral water sweetened with flavored stevia—or 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: * 6 Healthy Grilling Tips * Give Your Cookout…

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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 Healthier Winter 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. 2. Make sure you’re getting enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your diet. They’re crucial for maintaining skin hydration and suppleness…

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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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Watermelon Does Everything Right for Your Health

…enough for 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 high glycemic index. So, if you have diabetes you want to balance it out…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…lower blood pressure, potassium helps prevent cardiac arrhythmia and fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels. * Fresh grapefruit, strawberries and raspberries contain pectin and vitamin C. Pectin helps lower cholesterol and vitamin C helps protect the vascular system. Include cherries, peaches, plums, kiwi…

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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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