Monthly Archives: October 2013

5 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Using 1 Great Fruit


Have you had your lycopene today? If you ate a green salad with fresh chopped tomatoes, then you not only got a healthy dose of this powerful antioxidant, but you have also taken significant action toward lowering your blood pressure. A recent double-blind study conducted in Israel has confirmed what hearth-healthy Italians have enjoyed for centuries – tomatoes (and tomato sauce) lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. The Israeli study was led up by Dr. Esther Paran, […]

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Delicious Brussels Sprouts Recipes


Studies have found that these members of the cabbage family, which are now in season, may help reduce the risk of cancer. Pick up a bunch on your next trip to the market, and show them off in any of these recipes. Hot Sides There are so many ways to cook these babies. Combine with sweet or salty ingredients for an even more mouthwatering dish! Roasted Brussels Sprouts (above, from Food Network Magazine) Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts […]

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Burning Question about health?


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to find the long lost Fountain of Youth?  We can’t promise you that, but we can give you a close second. Starting today, learn the facts about what your body really needs to survive longer and healthier.  Discover “insider information” from a former food and drug expert. Learn how a “new” food or drug is developed from the beginning until it finally reaches your grocers shelves. Take a look at what […]

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Sweet Potato and Pesto Club


Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and weight management benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes. They contain a large amount of vitamin B6. This vitamin is crucial in breaking down a substance called homocysteine, […]

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Healthy Dieting Tips


When it comes to dieting you will find all kinds of crazy and faddish diets on the market today. In addition to the many diets there seems to be every kind of diet aid you can imagine. From shakes the diet industry has evolved to include everything from candy bars and pudding to pills and patches. Each item makes the claim that it can help you drop those unwanted pounds quickly and easily. Well I can tell you for a […]

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Roasted Squash, Chile, and Mozzarella Salad


Your choice of chile is up for grabs here. The recipe was contributed to The Kinfolk Table by restauranteur Sam Wylde who uses 2 teaspoons of Urfa chile flakes for their smoky, tobacco notes. Ingredients: 2 medium delicata squash, scrubbed, sliced lengthwise, and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 2-3 dried chiles, slivered* 2 fresh thyme sprigs, plus more for serving 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt One 8-ounce ball of buffalo mozzarella […]

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Heart Health..Do you know all you need too know?


Although some factors which affect the heart cannot be changed or avoided, there are several things that can be done to improve or retain the health of the heart: Eat a health diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals and necessary vitamins and minerals that help the body perform optimally. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains provide fiber which not only helps to reduce […]

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Sweet, Crunchy Apple Makes A Cameo Appearance


An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it’s also a healthy reminder of favorite flavors and aromas, such as homemade cider, fresh apple pie and autumn adventures to go picking in the orchard. Now there’s a new apple in the grocery store that’s likely to please the pickiest of palates: Cameo® apples are a gourmet variety noted for their thin skin. Whether eaten fresh out of hand or used in a favorite recipe, Cameos have an irresistible […]

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What Affects Immunity?


Much like soldiers who grow weary in battle, your immune cells can also lose some of their protective effects when your body is constantly battling poor health habits. As such, it’s not surprising that doctors frequently recommend certain lifestyle changes as a way to optimize the function of your immune system. One of the most important steps someone can take to help the immune system is to achieve balance and adopt the fundamentals of healthy living. This includes reducing stress, as […]

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Wild American Shrimp Scores High On Nutrition


The hottest diets, from Atkins to South Beach to Weight Watchers, sing the praises of shrimp. It’s a great source of protein and is low in calories. Plus, premium-quality Wild American shrimp – harvested in their own natural environment from the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico – is perfect for health-conscious consumers who want to know exactly where their food comes from. “Wild American shrimp is low in fat and a source of polyunsaturated fats and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty […]

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