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One Food Can “Beet” High Blood Pressure

…Radishes * Kale * Celery * Lettuce * Mustard greens * Turnip tops * Spinach * Chinese cabbage * Regular cabbage * Eggplant * Leeks * Scallions * Potatoes * String beans * Carrots Make them a regular part of your blood pressure–lowering diet. You May Also Be Interested In * Common Causes of High Blood…

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices

…your body, you will make better decisions. Here’s a Simple List to Get You Started: White Rice? Choose Quinoa French Fries? Choose Sweet Potato Fries Potato chips? Choose Almonds Sour Cream? Choose Greek Yogurt Milk Chocolate? Choose Dark Chocolate Fruit Juice? Choose Lemon Water Mayo? Choose Mashed…

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Weekly Update for September 2, 2013

…to begin receiving my health tips in your inbox. This week’s issue covers: * Olive Oil Eases Inflammation * A Little Known Cause of Bad Breath * Potato Pizza Recipe Also, coming up on my blog this week: * Anti-Aging Ginger – Tuesday, September 3 * Whole Food Based Vitamins – Wednesday, September…

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5 Warming Foods for Digestive Health

…seasonal meals, which we already enjoy, made in the Fall and Winter. * Cinnamon * Pumpkin * Sweet Potatoes * Ginger * Winter Squash These foods are all rich in vitamins and nutrients. Sweet potatoes, winter squash, and pumpkin are also rich in fiber. Indulging in these seasonal treats are a great way…

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What Is a Superfood?

…known to help with everything from mood problems to cardiovascular health. Vegetables with bright, dark, or intense colors—such as beets, sweet potatoes, peppers—are high in polyphenols and antioxidants and have been linked to cancer prevention. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite superfood?

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

…State University has found that EGCG can also help control blood sugar spikes that come from eating high-glycemic starchy foods like breads, bagels, potatoes, or pastries. Specifically, researchers administered 100 mg of EGCG to mice after feeling them a meal high in corn starch, maltose, sucrose, or glucose…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Turmeric

…and other pollutants. I recommend about a heaping tablespoon of turmeric a day. Some people eat it straight, but you can also try sprinkling it on potatoes, mixing it with tuna fish, or using it to spice up meat-based dishes. If you'd rather take the spice in supplement form, I recommend 200 milligrams…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

…healthy bones and can help counteract the effects of sodium. Potassium-rich foods include bananas, oranges, all green leafy vegetables, whole grains, potatoes (especially the skins), and my favorite sunflower seeds. In fact, a craving for oranges or bananas is often a fairly good indicator that you are deficient…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…the above study, the individuals did so by simply including more of the highest fiber foods—items such as cantaloupes, oranges, papayas, sweet potatoes, winter squash, granola, oatmeal, et cetera. Whole ground flaxseed is another good source of fiber and essential fatty acids. Whole foods like these…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…2 Tbsp. nonfat milk 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Chill. Use as a topping for baked potatoes or in dips. Variations: * Herb Dip: Add 1 tsp. minced onion and ½ tsp. caraway seeds to “sour cream.” Chill. * Poppy Seed Dip: Add 1 tsp. each…

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Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…carnitine-rich foods, including red meat, produced no more TMAO than common fruits and vegetables. In fact, one study showed that tomatoes, soybeans, potatoes, peas, peanuts, and cauliflower produced more TMAO than beef. The amount produced after eating chicken was almost equal to that of beef. These same…

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