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

…praises of soy as a “miracle food.” At the time, the research looked promising, and it seemed as if we had an authentic vegetable protein panacea. Tofu and soy milk products were the rage. But times have changed, and when it comes to soy these days there are a lot of questions and confusion. Positive…

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The Ultimate Health-Boosting Soup

…Hondashi that can be substituted. If you use it, just 1 Tbsp. will do.) 2 Tbsp. white or light miso (found in Asian and health food stores) 1/2–1 pkg. tofu, cut into small cubes 2 Tbsp. wakame (another type of seaweed) Optional Ingredients 1–2 Tbsp. chopped scallion (or to taste) Daikon (a root vegetable…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…the United States (corn is the other). Given this, I strongly recommend sticking with “true” soy foods, meaning edamame (the beans themselves), tofu, and tempeh (fermented soy). And always, always choose organic. Easy Edamame Edamame is the easiest of the three to work with! For a delicious finger…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…which is essential for regulating blood pressure and maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Even if you eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans, and figs are the richest) you may not get enough of this nutrient. I recommend 400 mg for healthy folks and up to 800 mg daily…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…avoid a myriad of cardiovascular problems. Adhering to good cardiovascular nutrition can help, but even if you do eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy beans, lima beans and figs are the rich?est) you may not get enough of this nutrient through diet alone, or the proper ratio of magnesium and…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition: Turmeric

…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 blood pressure…

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Soy Promotes Healthy Cholesterol Levels

…to preventing CHD. Additionally, a report in the August 2002 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that a diet rich in tofu and other soy products may help protect postmenopausal women from arterial disease. According to researchers, phytoestrogens were associated with less…

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Magnesium: An Unsung Hero

…grains, seafood, leafy green vegetables, soy products, brown rice, bananas, apricots, and seeds and nuts. The foods highest in magnesium include kelp, tofu, figs, and pumpkin seeds. In addition to adding these foods to your diet, I recommend that you take a magnesium supplement if you have any cardiovascular…

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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…menu: * 40-45 percent low-density carbohydrates, mostly low-glycemic vegetables and fruits. * 20–25 percent lean protein, such as chicken, fish, tofu, or egg whites. * 35-40 percent saturated and monounsaturated fats, including but not limited to olive oil, nuts, and avocado. It's very important to…

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What Tumeric Does For Your Heart

…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 is available…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein to ensure bone health, turn to vegetarian sources such as nuts, soy, and tofu. Eggs are great for bone health, too. 2. Salt—Every 500 mg of sodium leaches 10 mg of calcium from your bones. Make sure to avoid processed foods…

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Fish: The Wonder Food

…because there are few original sources. The best sources for omega-3s are flaxseed, hemp, pumpkin seed oils, dark leafy green vegetables, walnuts, tofu, and fish. The source I prefer above all others is fish, especially salmon, because fish convert the omega-3 building block, linolenic acid, into two…

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4 Foods for Depression

…production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations, in addition to fish, are organic, range-fed meats and poultry, as well as tofu, tempeh, and eggs. 3. Get sufficient amounts of essential fatty acids (EFAs). These healthy fats are particularly important for proper brain function…

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