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Yes! Broccoli Soup for You!

…Sinatra and I love to cook up a big pot of soup for supper. This particular recipe is not only delicious, but it is chock full of blood thinners like garlic and curry, as well as DIM, which has been shown to help protect against breast cancer. Enjoy! Broccoli Soup (Makes 5 servings) * 5 cups low sodium chicken…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition Tip -- Beware of Hidden Salt

…day—practically two times the upper limit for good health. And the majority of that excess salt is hidden in processed foods, such as canned spaghetti sauces, soups, and dill pickles. I’ll never forget a patient of mine who had chronic hypertension and ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday…

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The Ultimate Health-Boosting Soup

There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day, and if you make it miso (pronounced mee-so) you’ll not only take the chill off but give your health an incredible boost. Miso, which is made from soybeans, sea salt, and sometimes rice or barley, is full of enzymes that support digestive…

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Soup for Eye Health

…incidence of not only eye disease and macular degeneration, but cardiovascular problems as well. This soup is chock full of the carotenoids you need to protect your eyes and your heart. Enjoy! Broccoli Soup (Makes 5 servings) 5 cups low sodium chicken stock 1 lb. fresh broccoli, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…which eliminates radioactive elements from the body, maintains intestinal flora, and helps neutralize Cobalt 60 by providing B12. To prepare miso soup: combine ‎1 C. miso paste, 1 C. water, 1 C. olive oil, 1/2 C. chopped shallots or chives or green onions, 1 T. raw honey, and 1-1/2 T. apple cider…

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Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

…-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a critical part of any cholesterol lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…Mediterranean Diet recommendations. • You can submit as many heart-healthy recipes as you’d like—and they can be for main dishes, vegetables, snacks, soups, heart-healthy desserts, or whatever you choose. For inspiration, see my top-recommended super-foods. • What will you receive for taking the Best…

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Eating Healthier By Avoiding These 10 Foods

…ribose or Stevia instead. * Veal. It’s one of the most inflammatory foods you can eat, and inflammation is at the root of heart disease. * Dehydrated soups. They’re loaded with sodium. * Sherbet. Many people opt for sherbet over ice cream thinking it equals eating healthier. But you’re better off with…

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5 Dining Secrets that Help to Take Off the Pounds

…So, I thought I would give you some of my favorite dining secrets for taking off the pounds. * Begin your meal with a salad or a cup of vegetable soup, which helps to take the edge off your appetite. * Cut your foods into smaller pieces. As the above study showed, when you divide your food into smaller…

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What Tumeric Does For Your Heart

…“may provide a novel therapeutic strategy for heart failure in humans.” I recommend that you cook with plenty of turmeric. You can add it to rice, soup, chicken, or tofu dishes, or you can blend it with melted butter and drizzle it over cooked vegetables. If you don’t like the taste of turmeric, curcumin…

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Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits Cardiovascular Health

…It’s easy to include cayenne pepper in your healthy heart nutrition program. You can cook with it in chili or other dishes, or sprinkle it on fish, soup or salads, a few times per week if you like the flavor. As a supplement, you can take 2,000–4,000 mg every other day for optimal cayenne pepper health…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…so more cholesterol is eliminated. For optimal health, you need at least 30 grams (g) of fiber a day. 4. Avoid foods that read like a “chemical soup.” Many processed foods contain useless “fillers,” high levels of preservatives (especially sodium) binders, and other chemicals whose effects…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition: Turmeric

…strategy for heart failure in humans.” So don’t be afraid to use turmeric in your cardiovascular nutrition repertoire. You can add it to rice, soup, chicken, or tofu dishes, or you can blend it with melted butter and drizzle it over cooked vegetables. For even more information on maintaining healthy…

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Five Secrets for Effective Weight Loss

…feel fuller, reduces the amount of fat stored in your body, and cleanses body organs of the excess sodium hidden in many processed foods (prepared soups, potato chips, pretzels, soy sauce, beverages, pickled foods, and cured foods like hot dogs, ham, and bacon). Note: Plain water is better than “mostly…

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The Surprising Truth About Fruits and Veggies

…I enjoy container gardening. We grow herbs in one of our south-facing windows and use them throughout the year to garnish our favorite dishes and soups. If you don’t have a backyard, you, too, may be able to grow parsley, garlic, or chives (incredibly nutritious herbs), or even tomatoes, using this…

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Blood Pressure Alert: How Much Salt Are You Really Eating?

…the upper limit for good health. The majority of that excess salt is hidden in processed foods, such as canned spaghetti sauces, canned and packaged soups preapared pizza crusts, fast food chicken, and sauerkraut. I’ll never forget a patient of mine with high blood pressure who ate his fill of canned…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

Now that the weather is warmer, my wife Jan and I have switched over from soups to salads in our kitchen. One of our favorites is White Bean Salad. Beans are a heart-healthy “wonder food,” high in fiber that helps reduce cholesterol, and indirectly helps reduce inflammation. They also contain folic…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition Starts with Flax

Pure flax oil is the world's most abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, containing an amazing 55 percent by weight. As such, flax oil offers incredible health benefits that should not be discounted. Specifically, flax contains alpha linolenic acid, which your liver must break down to form the…

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