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Healthy Heart Nutrition: PAMM Diet Salad Recipes

…cup cooked green beans, cut in 2-inch pieces * 1 Tbsp. olive oil * 2 tsp. lemon juice * 4 cups baby spinach or green leaf lettuce Toss all ingredients except greens in a medium bowl. Serve on spinach or lettuce. Summer Chicken and Rice Salad (Makes 4 servings) * 12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast…

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Lutein: A Red-Wine Alternative

…heart nutrition. It is found most abundantly in spinach, kale, and collard greens, and to a lesser degree in broccoli and brussel sprouts. To get these levels in your diet, you could eat spinach or kale once or twice a week and you'll find a great spinach recipe here. There’s also a delicious dish my…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Very Veggie Lasagna

…minced (or ½ tsp. dried oregano) 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp. dried thyme) 16 oz. low fat ricotta cheese 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen spinach, thawed and liquid removed 12 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 egg ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided Preheat oven to 375°. Heat…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…breakfast favorite (but mixed veggie juices are great for lunch and dinner) * Ginger: skin and add fresh ginger to taste * Greens: Swiss chard, baby spinach, parsley, kale, broccolini * Add water or ice to get consistency for easy pouring To prepare: * Just wash and cut fresh, hopefully organic, produce…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…tendency to down convenient, but fat and sugary, foods on-the-go. Instead, we should 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…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…protecting mucus membranes from extreme dryness and reddening of the tissues caused from radiation exposure. Some good choices are kale, carrots, spinach, apricots, and melons. * Potassium, calcium, and mineral rich foods help support thyroid function—the gland that is most easily impacted by radiation…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…skin are apples, asparagus, celery, cherries, eggplant, eggs, fish, garlic, grapes, melon, lima beans, legumes, olives onions, pears, prunes and spinach. What Not To Eat To Avoid Sun Damage to Skin In contrast, a high intake of meat, sugar and dairy products appears to be most detrimental to sun damage…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…cholesterol levels. Onions also contain quercetin, which is a powerful bioflavonoid that prevents the "bad" LDL cholesterol from clogging your arteries. * Spinach, kale and collard greens contain vitamin E and lutein. Lutein helps protect blood vessels, especially those in the eye, and helps prevent macular degeneration…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate. 3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives you numerous protective nutrients—including antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes. All of these elements help to protect your heart, arteries…

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Eat Colorful Carotenoids

…promoting cervical and prostate health—is found predominantly in tomatoes. Three carrots equal 12,000 units of beta carotene; a large serving of spinach will give you 10,000 units. And astaxanthin, a natural carotenoid pigment, gives salmon flesh its orange hue and adds the colorful tinge to shrimp…

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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…fermented products). I also recommend that people change their soy habit to focus primarily on fermented foods. I enjoy a good dish of silken tofu and spinach from time to time, but miso soup is still my favorite Japanese food. Now it’s your turn: Have you tried eating miso, or other fermented soy foods?…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…promoting a healthy cardiovascular system by way of its ability to optimize calcium utilization. Vitamin K1 can be found in green, leafy foods like kale, spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Conversely, Vitamin K2 is less abundant in foods. While it can be found in several hard, European-type cheeses, the…

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10 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

For years, I’ve believed that Mediterranean and Asian diets are the healthiest heart healthy diet plans on the planet. Here are 10 foods that should be included in your heart healthy diet plan. Heart Healthy Food To Buy * Avocado—Contains lots of vitamin E, glutathione and healthy…

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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

…potassium-rich foods such as raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked potato, beans, peas, turkey, fish, and chicken. For people with heart failure, there are no alternatives…

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The Surprising Truth About Fruits and Veggies

…for you to buy all organic produce, prioritize. The highest concentrations of pesticides can be found in berries, peaches, grapes, apples, pears, spinach, and green beans. So with those foods, I encourage you to opt for organic.

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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…Eating Avocado My favorite way to prepare avocado is to slice a ripe, organic one in half and enjoy with sliced onion over a bed of green, leafy spinach with a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. Just remember, though, that avocado are high in calories…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…proteins (salmon, range-fed beef, etc.), and/or slow-burning, low-glycemic index vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and more. But you're certainly not limited to these ingredients. For more nutrition tips, see my Pan-Asian Mediterranean Diet recommendations. •…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…Antioxidants * Prunes; * Raisins; * Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries); * Oranges; * Cherries; * Plums; * Red grapes; * Spinach; * Broccoli * Kale * Brussels sprouts; * Alfalfa sprouts; * Bell peppers * Beets; * Eggplant; and * Onions. Essential Fatty Acids * Almonds, * Pecans…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition, New England Style

…basket with a bounty of colorful produce—the more varied, the better. Some of the best heart-healthy choices are tomatoes, blueberries, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, kale, and cauliflower.

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Lutein Supplements are Critical for Eye Health

…is transported to our retinas in the same proportions that it’s found in our blood. So, eating more lutein in our diets—including foods like spinach, kale, and collard greens—will increase the amount of lutein in our retinas. Plus, I highly recommend taking lutein supplements. With Lutein Supplements…

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