Archive September, 2012


Watermelon – One of the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods

Talk about a perfect snack, watermelon is not only a diet-friendly food, but it can help protect your heart too! A Florida State University study found that people given a 4,000mg supplement of L-citrulline (an amino acid found in watermelon) lowered their blood pressure in just six weeks. Researchers say the amino acid helps your […]

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Top Artery Cleansing Foods – #18 is Green Tea

Green tea is rich in catechins, compounds that have been shown to decrease cholesterol absorption in your body. Another bonus? It may help prevent cancer and weight gain, too!. Reposted from Share.com by Jessica Smith

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Coffee – #16 on the list of Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods

According to researchers in The Netherlands, people who drank more than two, but no more than four, cups of coffee a day for 13 years had about a 20 percent lower risk of heart disease than people who drank more or less coffee or no coffee at all. Moderation is the key to coffee’s heart-health […]

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7 Health Benefits of Raw Organic Cashews

As with all foods, these are to be used as a small snack or treat.  When a food has good nutrients it’s important not to overdo….more is not better. 1. Cancer Prevention Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown […]

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Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables

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Paraben esters in Deodorants and Antiperspirants

DID YOU KNOW… that the presence of paraben esters has been detected in women with breast cancer? A recent study involving 40 breast cancer patients showed that 99 percent of their tissue samples contain this chemical. Paraben esters can enter your body through deodorants and antiperspirants. Re-posted from mercola.com

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#15 on our List of Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – Cranberries

Research shows that potassium-rich cranberries can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and help raise the good HDL levels in your body, and regular consumption of the holiday favorite may help reduce your overall risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent. From shape.com by Jessica Smith

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#14 on our List of Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods is Cinnamon

Just one teaspoon a day of antioxidant-rich cinnamon can help reduce fats in the bloodstream, helping to prevent plaque build up in the arteries and lower bad cholesterol levels by as much as 26 percent, according to recent research. Sprinkle some on your morning coffee or search for recipes where you can use it. From […]

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Spirulina – #13 on our list of Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods

A daily 4,500mg dose of this blue-green algae (usually found in supplement or powder form) can help relax artery walls and normalize blood pressure. It may also help your liver balance your blood fat levels—decreasing your LDL cholesterol by 10 percent and raising HDL cholesterol by 15 percent, according a recent study.

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Orange Juice – one of the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods

A 2011 study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking two daily cups of 100-percent orange juice can help reduce diastolic (resting) blood pressure. OJ contains an antioxidant that has been found to help improve blood vessel function. From Shape.com by Jessica Smith

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