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Avocados Pump Up Heart Health

Contrary to popular belief, avocados are not “full of bad fats” — in fact, they are stuffed to the gills with heart-healthy benefits. One of the most important nutrients avocados bring to the table is the carotenoid family — super-charged antioxidant anti-inflammatories that keep hearts strong. As well, avocado’s healthy fats boost absorption of carotenoids […]

Oats are Heart-Healers

Take heart! Oatmeal is a great comfort food and cardio-protector. You get a triple dose of cardiovascular healing and slash your risk of heart attack with a daily breakfast bowl of oats. 1. Eat oats to strengthen you heart. Oats contain magnesium, and higher magnesium consumption has been linked to a drop in heart attacks. […]

The Top Heart Healing Superfoods

Welcome to My Healing Kitchen! As a member, you will receive weekly articles featuring the top Arthritis  Healing Superfoods.  (If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join us!) Over 9,000 studies confirm that food is your best medicine. If you struggle with heart disease, that’s encouraging news. New studies show that certain […]

Oats Are Your Best Heart Medicine

A followup of discharged hospital patients who had suffered heart failure revealed that 37.3% died during the first year following a heart attack, and 78.5% died within 5 years of a heart attack, in spite of costly drug treatment with such drugs as ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers. That’s a pretty poor prognosis. The good news, […]

Arteries Love Avocado

Avocado is a fruit whose name is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl.” It is also known as the “alligator pear,” due to its shape and leathery skin. Most important for those with cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is rich in oleic acid, which lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as blood-pressure-lowering potassium and heart-healthy folate. […]

Heal Your Heart with Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil is the quintessential ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine, adding texture and flavor to a wide range of the region’s iconic dishes. From fresh vegetables to pasta dishes, just about everything tastes better with a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO). But treating your taste buds isn’t the only reason to make EVOO part […]

Onions Offer Layers of Heart Health

Peel away the layers of onion skin and you’ll find more than one ingredient to heal your heart. Onions not only bring abundant flavor to your favorite dishes but are some of the most powerful allies for a healthy heart and circulatory system around. Abundant in phytonutrients, onions help prevent dangerous blood clots, lower blood […]

Healthy Hearts Love Bright Red Tomatoes

The tomato is the victim of an identity crisis: it originated in the New World, not Italy, as we would expect; it’s a fruit, not a vegetable; and unlike many other fruits and veggies, it’s even better for you when it’s cooked. Tomatoes are high in many nutrients that support heart health, helping reduce inflammation […]

Chocolate is Heart-Healthy!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day every week with small servings of healthy dark chocolate! Natural cocoa is high in heart-healthy compounds that improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of blood clots. But chocoholics, take note: Both quality (dark chocolate with a minimum 70% cocoa solids) and quantity (one one-inch square a day) are […]

Spectacular Spinach Powers Heart Health

Spinach is a lean, green, heart-disease fighting machine that reduces inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, reduces risk of stroke and helps prevent heart attacks.

Salmon: Go Wild for Heart Health

Wild salmon is high in omega-3s, one of the most powerful nutritional substances known to aid in the treatment and prevention of heart disease.

Beans Help Heal Your Heart

Beans help lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of atheriosclerosis….and improve blood flow and circulation as well.

Go Blue! Berries, That Is. . . Your Heart’s ...

Blueberries can thank their deep blue color for providing their abundance of antioxidants, nutrients that fight disease by attacking the rogue cells that create metabolic dysfunction, disease and decay.

Broccoli Brushes Away Heart Disease

Broccoli is a plant with a little green stalk that offers giant protection for your heart. It is filled with fiber and antioxidants, which are helpful in reducing chronic inflammation in the body, a precursor to heart disease. All this, and broccoli is delicious and versatile as well. Eat it frequently — raw, lightly steamed […]

Almonds Are a Joy For Heart Health

You might think those mixed nut snack bowls at parties are way too tempting, but don’t resist a small handful! They’re a superfood in a heart-healthy diet. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and good fats that offer a wide range of healing benefits. Almonds in particular have been extensively studied and are proven to help lower cholesterol, normalize blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease.