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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…These essential fatty acids (EFAs) can only be obtained through foods or supplements because the body is unable to produce them on its own. Fresh raw nuts and seeds are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, while cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, tuna, and trout) and flaxseed are the richest…

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Chestnuts Can Boost Your Heart Health

…chestnuts and most other nuts contain primarily healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which help reduce cholesterol levels. * Nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E, which prevents LDL cholesterol from being converted to its oxidized, artery-damaging form. * Finally, nuts contain arginine, an amino…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…are 70% cocoa—so go ahead and enjoy it, in moderation. 2. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list when it comes to health benefits. When hunger strikes, eat ¼ cup of these raw or dry roasted, unsalted nuts. You’ll fill up and get plenty of heart-healthy magnesium and…

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Snack Your Way to Thin

…together a list of some of my favorites. Bon appétit! * Almonds. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list when it comes to health benefits. When hunger strikes, eat ¼ cup of these raw or dry roasted, unsalted nuts. You’ll fill up and get plenty of heart-healthy magnesium and…

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A Diabetic Diet Checklist

…legumes (beans) * Eat adequate amounts of lean protein, such as fish, poultry, or tofu * Eat healthful fats, which can be found in cold-water fish, raw nuts and seeds, and extra-virgin olive oil * Eat modest amounts of fruit (one to two servings per day) * Replace sugar with sugar alternatives like xylitol…

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Prolotherapy: Pain Relief That Lasts

If you’re not familiar with prolotherapy, the idea that injecting anything other than a painkiller or steroid into the problematic area could work for pain relief might seem counterintuitive. But when you start to look at what is causing the pain, it all begins to make sense. 4” x 6” of…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…acids found in flaxseed and cold-water fish, monounsaturated oils such as extra virgin olive oil, and unprocessed omega-6 polyunsaturated fats in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a trick for getting heart-healthy foods into your diet? You May Also Be Interested In…

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10 Healthy Snacks You Won't See Advertised on TV

…snacks to keep on hand that will improve your health: 1. Unsweetened applesauce, seasoned with cinnamon which helps to balance your blood sugar. 2. Raw nuts and seeds—just remember they’re high in calories, so eat a small handful at a time. Two tablespoons equals one serving. 3. Fresh vegetables—keep…

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Stop Storing Fat

…vegetable oils found in margarine, peanut butter, baked goods, and fried foods. Make sure the fats that you do eat come from healthy sources such as fish, nuts, whole grains, and lean poultry. (These foods will also help meet your protein needs.) One or two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil is fine, but…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…least one new vegetable in your culinary repertoire. For an easy and delicious side dish, sauté a little bok choy in olive oil, garlic, and pine nuts. Miss mashed potatoes? Steam some cauliflower, and then run it through a food processor with a bit of butter and salt and pepper. You’ll never eat…

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Diabetes Tip: How to Remember Your Supplements

…see them there.” – Don P. Use a Sectioned Box: “Every few weeks I prepare 3 weeks worth of vitamins which I put into a sectioned box meant for nuts and bolts that I purchased in a hardware store.” – Leonard Z. Keep a Chart: “I keep a sectional chart (name of pill and time taken). This chart…

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4 Comfort Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free!

…apples are soft, but not mushy. Remove from heat and sprinkle with your favorite healthy toppings—flax, oatmeal, dried cranberries, and/or ground nuts. 3. A better bowl of oatmeal: Oatmeal is the ultimate healthy comfort food. It can lower your blood sugar, weight, and cholesterol. But stay away from…

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Is Diet a Viable Natural Diabetes Treatment?

…version of the Mediterranean diet. Meals are centered around lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey, tofu, beans, legumes), plenty of fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds, healthful fats, and a small amount of low-glycemic fruit. Exercise (at least 30 minutes most days of the week), a targeted nutritional supplement…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…respiratory problems and boosts your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious disease. The main dietary sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. To get the amount found in much of the research that confers substantial benefits, you’d have to eat 2,000 almonds, containing 16,000…

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The Real Secret for Eliminating Acne

…prevent acne, eliminate starches and sugars, refined vegetable oils, and dairy products from your diet. Replace them with low-GI vegetables, fruits, and nuts, along with plenty of protein from fish, poultry, and lean beef. Also include 2–4 g of fish oil and 25–50 mg of zinc in your daily supplement program…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…) with every meal. Good sources include fish and seafood, skinless poultry, eggs and egg whites, nonfat or low-fat cheeses and Greek yogurt, tofu, nuts, and soy and whey protein. * Eat more fiber-rich foods. Although there are several you can choose from, I recommend beans and vegetables because they’re…

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5 Supplements for Heart Health

…-3 EFAs also helps to promote normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels and to maintain normal blood pressure. Almost all fresh, raw, unprocessed nuts, grains and seeds contain substantial quantities of the omega-6 fatty acids. Fish, squid and krill oil supplements, flaxseed, and cold-water fish are…

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Diet Is Important When Managing Diabetes

…. * Avoid saturated fats and trans fatty acids, found in margarine and other processed fats, and eat only healthy fats, such as those found in raw nuts and seeds, olive oil, and flaxseed. * Make unprocessed carbohydrates the mainstay of your meals. Concentrate on fruits, vegetables, and legumes. * Whenever…

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

…promoting a slower release of glucose. They provide a sustained source of energy and satisfy your hunger over the long haul. Vegetables, modest amounts of nuts and seeds, and a little low-glycemic fruit should be a big part of your diet. These foods contain an abundance of health-enhancing nutrients. They’re…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

…are the most likely to have severe diabetic retinopathy. Start by adding more magnesium-rich foods to your diet. The best sources are whole grains, nuts and seeds, tofu and green leafy vegetables. And reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine, which deplete your body of magnesium. I also recommend taking…

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