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Tomato Juice and Bone Health

…support bone health and prevent osteoporosis. How to Get Lycopene for Bone Health But you don’t need to drink tomato juice to get that antioxidant protection. In addition to tomatoes, watermelon, guava, grapefruits, asparagus, red cabbage and persimmons all contain lycopene. Or, you can take a lycopene…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

…strips, carrots, cucumbers, tomato slices, and more—with lemon poppy seed dip. 4. Taco dip, made with my low-sodium homemade Mexican seasoning mix. Prepare using low-fat ground turkey, and top with heart-healthy black beans, low-fat cheese, salsa, and diced tomatoes. Use whole wheat sodium-free chips…

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Cooking Healthy: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

…right on the grill. Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 medium-size eggplant 2 T. olive oil ½ tsp. crushed oregano ½ cup tomato sauce (or more, to taste) Grated parmesan cheese to taste Fresh parsley or basil to garnish Directions Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise. Sprinkle…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Very Veggie Lasagna

…9 oz. Jerusalem artichoke pasta, prepared according to package directions 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans tomato puree 1 cup carrot, grated 1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced (or ½ tsp. dried oregano) 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp. dried thyme) 16 oz. low fat…

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The Problem With Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Veggies

…coming up. Just the sights and smells on the farm brought back memories of my dad. He planted peppers, parsley, tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash every year until he died. When he made tomato sauce, he went to his garden for the ingredients. The Cause of Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Vegetables But these…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

…Salad Caprese Serves 2 * 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices * 10 large fresh basil leaves * 2 ounces light mozzarella cheese cut into 10 small pieces * 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar * 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil * Dash freshly ground black pepper Layer the tomato slices, basil leaves, and mozzarella…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…eat is “hidden,” usually under the guise of high fructose corn syrup. This corn-based sweetener is used in thousands of foods, from ketchup and tomato sauce to soft drinks and crackers. Do everything you can to avoid foods containing this sweetener. * Use natural sweeteners. If you must sweeten foods…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…favorites to incorporate into your heart-healthy diet plan. Heart-healthy snack #1. Vegetable Skewers: Skewer together sliced peppers, cucumbers, tomato chunks, any of your other favorite vegetables. Then, drizzle with olive oil and Italian seasonings and enjoy. Or, for a slightly different variation…

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Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

…garlic powder 1 large egg, beaten 1 tsp. honey 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard? 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram TOPPING 1/2 cup unsalted tomato sauce 1 tsp. honey Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat and sauté onion…

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Eliminating Hidden Salt Helps Control High Blood Pressure

…sauerkraut * Salted nuts * Olives * Processed cheese and cheese spreads * Macaroni and cheese * Canned vegetables and vegetable juices * Ketchup and tomato sauce * Soy sauce * Frozen pizza Remember, by lowering your blood pressure, you’re taking control of one of the most dangerous heart risk factors…

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Get Your Grill On!

…onion, chopped * 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped * 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil * 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar * 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped * 1 small tomato, diced * 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and chill for several hours or overnight. Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…1 large egg, beaten 1 tsp. honey 2 tsp. gluten free Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard? 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram TOPPING 1/2 cup unsalted tomato sauce 1 tsp. honey Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat and sauté onion…

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A Delicious Way to Boost Your Heart Health

What’s on your dinner menu for tonight? I suggest trying Spelt Pasta with Asparagus and Tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, it contains four of my top “super foods”: asparagus, tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Asparagus is one of the best foods to help boost your body’s production of glutathione…

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Healthy Heart Diet Recipe: Chicken Provençale

…healthy heart diet. * 4 Tbsp. olive oil * 1 medium red onion, chopped * 4 Tbsp. garlic, minced * 1 (28-oz.) can diced peeled tomatoes (or, for less salt, dice fresh tomatoes) * 1 tsp. grated orange zest * 2 tsp. dried oregano * 2 tsp. dried basil * 2 bay leaves * ½ tsp. paprika * ½ tsp. ground black…

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…Heart Diet Recipe: Pasta Primavera (Makes 3-4 servings) * 2 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 cup fresh asparagus spears, chopped * 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) * 2 small zucchini, chopped * 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped * 1 small onion, chopped * 1 cup grated carrot * 1 cup fresh, chopped parsley…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…foods can heal your arthritis? Foods can also protect women from menopausal symptoms, as well as heal and protect us from cancer. The lutein in tomatoes along with pumpkin seeds and other fine herbs and spices can help men with their prostate concerns. From heart disease and diabetes to sleep and sex…

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Eat Colorful Carotenoids

…of carotenoids found in nature. For example, lycopene—extremely important in 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…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, strawberries, watermelon, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and baked potatoes. (A baked potato alone has about 800 mg of potassium.) Avoid packaged foods like the plague--they're loaded…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…after the meal I had gained a few pounds—and I was unusually thirsty as well. I was perplexed until I investigated and learned that the canned tomatoes, pastes, and purees I was using were high in salt. Here I was, a cardiologist, as well as a holistic health practitioner, and I hadn’t made the…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition: Salad Nicoise Sinatra Style

…drained and rinsed * 6-oz. cooked fresh salmon or 1 (6-oz.) can low-sodium salmon (chunked to taste) * 1 large egg, boiled and sliced * ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half * ½ 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…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…devout soy lover. The simplest answer? Treat like ground meat. Simply crumble tempeh and lightly sauté with onions and peppers. Add some diced tomatoes and your favorite blend of Italian spices and you have a delicious pasta sauce! Another favorite? Add tempeh to chili to give it a protein-powered…

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