Vegetarian

Is a Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Your Heart?

…coconut milk on cereals. Both Dr. Esselstyn’s healthy vegetarian diet plan and my own are rich in carotenoids, flavonoids and polyphenols, which nurture the heart and cardiovascular system. But there is one word of caution with pure vegetarianism: If you’re eating a pure plant-based diet you need to…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

vegetarians will not eat meat but will eat eggs and dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Others avoid all foods derived from animals. In my opinion, a strict vegetarian diet will put you behind the nutritional eight ball. No Such Thing as a Healthy Vegetarian Diet Every strict vegetarian

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L-Carnitine: The Key To Good Health

…“strict” vegetarians) become deficient to some degree. Without meat, eggs, or dairy products, their diets often come up short on carnitine. A few non-meat foods that provide L-carnitine include whole milk, mushrooms, bread, avocado, raw eggs, and carrots. I’ve seen severe deficiencies among vegetarian patients…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Pasta Primavera

Several of you asked on my Facebook page for more vegetarian recipes. So, I wanted to post a recipe for one of our all-time favorite dishes in the Sinatra household—Pasta Primavera. This recipe is not only easy to make and delicious, it contains an entire garden’s bounty of health-boosting foods…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…it can have a harmful effect. I recommend a diet with no more than 25 percent animal protein. If you feel you need additional protein, turn to vegetarian sources such as nuts, soy, and tofu. Eggs are bone-friendly, too. 2. Salt—Every 500 mg of sodium leaches 10 mg of calcium from your bones. Make…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…to taking the Awesome Foursome and other nutrients, here are eight things I do to keep myself healthy and you can try as well: 1. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet. My daily diet consists of two meals and two healthy snacks a day and rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lentils. I also eat fish 1–2…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…bentofiamine to support healthy blood sugar. Now it’s your turn: Which vitamins do you take? You May Also Be Interested in * Key Nutrients for Vegetarians * Promote Breast Health with Foods and Supplements

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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…CoQ10 per day. Dietary sources of CoQ10 come mainly from beef heart, pork, chicken livers and fish (especially salmon, mackerel and sardines). Vegetarians typically will not get enough CoQ10 unless they eat large quantities of peanuts and/or broccoli. The average person only gets 2–5 mg CoQ10 a day…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…-oxide (TMAO), a waste product produced by certain intestinal bacteria as a result of exposure to L-carnitine and a long-term diet high in red meat. Vegetarians and vegans have much lower levels of TMAO and the carnitine-converting class of bacteria. As you may remember, I wrote a blog about that study urging…

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Take a CoQ10 Supplement for Heart Health

…CoQ10 per day. Dietary sources of CoQ10 come mainly from beef heart, pork, chicken livers, and fish (especially salmon, mackerel and sardines). Vegetarians typically will not get enough CoQ10 unless they eat large quantities of peanuts and/or broccoli. The average person only gets 2–5 mg CoQ10 a day…

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