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Sinatra's Super Foods: Broccoli

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Broccoli makes the Sinatra's Super Foods list because it contains lots of phytonutrients that can protect against free radical damage that can cause cancer. Broccoli also contains heart-healthy magnesium, calcium and potassium to lower your blood pressure.

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High Blood Pressure and Salt

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One of the ways you can lower high blood pressure is by limiting how much salt you eat. Specifically, says Dr. Stephen Sinatra, you must be mindful of the “hidden” salt in prepared and packaged foods.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is one of Sinatra's Super Foods because of its impressive array of cancer-fighting nutrients. Cauliflower is packed with phytonutrients that can protect agains the cell damage caused by free radical stress that can lead to cancer. Cauliflower also reduces inflammation in the body, which is the core cause of heart disease.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a Sinatra's Super Food because it is so heart-healthy. It's the oil's unique combination of healthy monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, both of which help to block the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which can lower your blood pressure.

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Q&A: Bypass Surgery: Do I Need It?

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You need bypass surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. "Unsatisfactory" in this case means frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath with minimal exertion.

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The Straight Scoop on Vitamin A

The Straight Scoop on Vitamin A

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Discover why many people are concerned about vitamin A toxicity, and why Dr. Sinatra says the key to preventing a problem is understanding the different forms of vitamin A: retinyl palmitate and beta-carotene.

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Isolated systolic hypertension or ISH is when just the top number of your blood pressure reading is too high. The top number of your blood pressure reading reflects the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure being generated when the heart is contracting.

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Heart Health and How to Lower Your Toxic Load

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Discover why Dr. Sinatra says you can achieve optimal heart health by learning how to reduce your exposure to the environmental toxins that threaten a healthy heart. Quitting smoking, reading labels, and drinking filtered water will all lower your toxic load and promote heart health.

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What Is Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol?

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Learn from Dr. Sinatra what cholesterol is and what functions it performs in the body. Also discover the difference between HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

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The Diet-Inflammation Connection

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Inflammation is now regarded as a leading contributor to illnesses ranging from hay fever and arthritis to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Monica Reinagel has done exhaustive research on the nutritional components of 1,600 common foods, and rated them according to scientifically validated factors related to inflammation.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

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Learn why wild salmon is one of Dr. Sinatra's top-recommended Super Foods for heart health, helping to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, soothing inflammation, and preventing blood-clotting deposits from lining coronary arteries.

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