Watermelon

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…about the perks of various varieties of fruit, but then I discovered a refreshing summertime drink with a fruit I had underestimated: Watermelon. That's right! Watermelon is rich in all the right stuff, including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease…

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Give Your Memorial Day Cookout a Heart-Healthy Makeover

…green beans: 40 calories and .1 grams of fat * Serve with a green salad with lemon-honey dressing: 151 calories and 8 grams of fat * Enjoy fresh watermelon for dessert: 100 calories This festive holiday meal contains just 681 calories and 20.1 grams of fat. What’s also important is that most of the…

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Heart Healthy Grilled Watermelon Salad

…Maryland when Jan spied the appetizing dish on the menu—grilled watermelon salad. So, I said to Jan, “You can grill watermelon? Where have I been? Let’s give it a try!” As you may recall from my blog on the health perks of watermelon, it’s an extremely heart-healthy food, rich in antioxidants like…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…compound—chlorogenic acid—has viral and cancer fighting properties. Here’s how to enjoy it on the grill. * Enjoy watermelon with your meal, or for dessert. Not only is watermelon sweet and delicious, it’s one of the most heart-healthy fruits you can eat. It contains carotenoids, lycopene and beta…

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Tomato Juice and Bone Health

…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 supplement for bone health. Plus, it’s…

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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

…limited, I also recommend that you eat potassium-rich foods such as raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked potato, beans, peas, turkey, fish, and chicken. For people…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition Beverages

…also try natural mineral water sweetened with flavored liquid stevia or mixed with a puree of your favorite fruit. I am particularly partial to watermelon or strawberries! For more information on general or cardiovascular nutrition and other great heart-healthy recipes, visit Dr. Sinatra’s Web site…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…are especially high in potassium include 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…

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