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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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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…heart diet. Plus, here's my revamped recipe for low sodium tomato sauce. Easy Italian Style Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 medium onions, diced 2 lbs. fresh plum or cherry tomatoes (preferably organic) 2 Tbsp. red or white wine 1 Tbsp. chopped…

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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

…the grill. Eggplant Parmesan On the Grill (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 medium-size eggplant 2 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon 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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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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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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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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LDL Cholesterol Levels: How to Improve Them at the Farmer's Market

…market—and the first things that caught my eye were the ripe juicy tomatoes. They were big, red, and very aromatic. The cardiology nurse in me was also thinking about how good they are for your heart. The lycopene in tomatoes helps to inhibit LDL cholesterol oxidation. Plus, eating a diet rich in…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…years ago I noticed that the day after the meal I’d gained a few pounds and was unusually thirsty. I was perplexed until I learned the canned tomatoes, pastes, and purees I was using were high in salt. Here I was, a cardiologist, and I hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water…

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5 Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

…steak or lamb, we trim all the visible fat away. 3. Kabobs are fun and flavor-packed. Mix beef, buffalo, or lamb speared with chunks of onions, tomatoes, and zucchini. 4. Try putting wild Alaskan salmon, Atlantic halibut, or haddock on the grill. Larger fish, such as tuna, sword, and shark, can be…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Vitamin C

…or supplements. I recommend taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C in the morning. It’s also important to eat vitamin C-rich foods, including broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries and citrus fruits, such as pink grapefruit and oranges. Now it’s your turn: Which vitamin C rich foods do you like the most? You May…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…Several Health Boosters * Polyphenols that may have cancer-fighting properties, which are even more effective than blueberries, broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. In fact, Seerem and his team reported that pure maple syrup can slow the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate and lungs substantially. Plus…

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Cooking Healthy: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…by strawberries, then grapes. Peaches and nectarines ranked fifth and eighth, respectively (celery, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes also made it into the top ten). The EWG noted findings of 15 pesticides in a single grape, and 13 different pesticides within one strawberry sampling…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition, New England Style

…nutrition, you want to fill your 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. Now it's your turn: Are farm stands your go-to source for healthy heart nutrition?…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…stroke should also include ample amounts of foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as grapefruits and oranges. Other good choices include broccoli, tomatoes and strawberries. But one population of people who should avoid getting too much vitamin C is those diagnosed with hemochromatosis, or who carry the…

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