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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…veggies in the grocery store and local farmer's markets. Not only do vegetables provide valuable antioxidants, they’re low in calories and a good way to keep your summer meal balanced. Here Are My Top 5 Heart Healthy Vegetable Recipes Heart Healthy Recipe #1: Slice cauliflower or turnips into quarter…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes until tender. You can roast it alone, or with other vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, onions, and peppers for a delicious vegetable medley. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cauliflower? You May Also Be Interested In…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…foods they ate. What they found is that those women who ate the most antioxidants (seven servings daily) were eating three times as many fruits and vegetables as the lowest-intake group. That high antioxidant intake benefited them with a 20 percent lower risk of a heart attack. While this study focused…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…with the Asian emphasis on soy foods and seaweed. They have in common an absence of saturated and hydrogenated fats and an emphasis on fish and vegetables. There’s a remarkable amount of research to back up this delicious, heart healthy diet plan. And best of all, it’s not really a “diet” so…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…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 dip sliced vegetables in hummus. Heart-health snack…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…strokes. Like fruit, vegetables provide valuable antioxidants and fiber—which can help to stave off everything from cancer to heart disease. Plus, vegetables tend to be low in calories so they’re an excellent snack choice and help to balance out your meals. Some good vegetable choices—ones that…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…popcorn contains more antioxidant polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. What they found is that popcorn contains up to 300 mg per serving, while fresh fruit contains 160 mg. Would I suggest replacing your daily intake of fruits and vegetables with popcorn? Absolutely not. But when you add the high antioxidant…

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart Diet: Pasta Primavera

…heart diet is by upping your vegetable intake. This recipe is not only easy to prepare and delicious, it contains an entire garden’s bounty of foods we should all eat more of in our healthy heart diets. You’re getting a wide variety of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Plus, the fresh garlic helps to…

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Farm Stand Health

My wife is a self-proclaimed "Farm Stand Queen." She loves to get local fruits and vegetables to add color, texture, nutrition, and healing perks to our summer meals at home. Plus, you get all of the perks of fresh fruits and vegetable—phytonutrients, antioxidants, carotenoids, fiber, enzymes, and…

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The Problem With Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Veggies

…consume nutrient-poor fruits and vegetables due to the depletion of minerals in our soil. Commercial farming practices, which include replenishing the soil with synthetic fertilizers, have drained the soil of essential elements. The result is nutrient-poor fruit and vegetable crops that are significantly…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…other chemicals. Cancer-Prevention Tip #3. Consume raw fruits and vegetables to prevent gastrointestinal enzyme depletion and organ exhaustion. Try to eat at least one raw food per day and drink a freshly juiced fruit or vegetable juice once or twice a week. Cancer-Preventip Tip #4. Take a digestive…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…heart-healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.), heart-healthy 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…

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5 Last-Minute Heart Healthy Gifts

…loose green tea (organic if you can find it), a tea ball and a personally chosen mug. * Heart Healthy Gift Idea #5: A Juicer. Juiced fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of heart-healthy antioxidants, minerals and fiber. One of the best ways to capture that fiber is by using a blender instead…

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Eat Colorful Carotenoids

…nutrition tip I hope you'll read carefully... Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has long been associated with preventing cardiovascular problems. If you eat at least five to nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day, you will, on average, take in enough carotenoids to meet your body’s…

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The Real “Magic Bullet” for Reducing Your Stroke Risk

…day won’t counterbalance this type of damage. This news about trans-fats is one more brick in the wall for eating plant-based diet filled with vegetables as much as possible, avoiding processed foods, and selecting organic options whenever possible. I applaud cities like New York, where public policy…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…always looking for quick and easy dishes that don’t require heating up the kitchen. Instead, I try to take advantage of local, organic fruits and vegetables to soak up all the colorful phytonutrients they offer. Here’s a recent photo my wife took of me after a few hours of catch-and-release fishing…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…like anger, fear, and anxiety. You've also likely been advised to adhere to a healthy cardiovascualr nutrition plan, one with an emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruits. I have written and will continue to write about these topics (I even wrote a book about it, Lower Your Blood Pressure in 8 Weeks) because…

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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…Mediterranean (PAM) diet. PAM emphasizes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, lean protein, and healthy fats at every meal. For best results, here's how I recommend you put together your menu: * 40-45 percent low-density carbohydrates, mostly low-glycemic vegetables and fruits. * 20–25 percent lean protein…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…apple cider vinegar. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Store in the fridge, and remember that a little goes a long way! * Vegetables high in beta carotene aid in boosting immunity and protecting mucus membranes from extreme dryness and reddening of the tissues caused from radiation…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…meat, root vegetables and fresh local fruits and greens. They also frequently use meat to flavor their sauces. As for myself, I follow an 80-20 rule. I eat 80 percent vegetarian foods, and 20 percent meat—including lamb, buffalo, salmon and chicken. I also eat a lot of organic vegetables, fruit, eggs…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…choices are organic, free-range lamb, beef, and bison. * Focus on the side dishes. Balance out your meal with a healthy serving of vegetables. Not only do vegetables provide valuable antioxidants, they’re low in calories and a good way to keep your holiday meal balanced. * Consider putting eggplant…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…and carrots—instead of dry dog food, to limit his caloric intake. I even tried mixing in my own meat broths, but he managed to eat around the vegetables. Plus, we always stayed away from the foods the ASPCA says can be hazardous to your dog. Supplements Can Also Give Your Dog a Health Boost For good…

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