Archive September, 2012


#11 of the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – Persimmons

Forget the old ‘an apple a day’ adage—it seems eating a daily persimmon is a better way to keep the doctor away. Research shows the polyphenols found in this fruit (which has twice as much fiber and more antioxidants than an apple) can help decrease levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. From Shape.com by Jessica Smith   Easily mistaken […]

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#10 Turmeric – Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods

The spice turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It contains curcumin which lowers inflammation—a major cause of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries. A 2009 study found that curcumin helps reduce the fatty deposits in arteries by as much as 26 percent.  A good reason to try this spicy chicken soup from pop star Rihanna:   Serves: […]

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#9 of the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods is Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamin K, which is needed for bone formation and helps to keep calcium from damaging the arteries.  Not to mention, broccoli is full of fiber, and studies show a high-fiber diet can also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. From Shape.com by Jessica Smith

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# 8 on the List of the Top Artery Cleansing Foods – Pomegranate

Pomegranate contains phytochemicals that act as antioxidants to protect the lining of the arteries from damage, explains Dr. Gregg Schneider, a nutritionally oriented dentist and expert on alternative medicine. A 2005 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice stimulated the body’s production of nitric oxide, which […]

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Asparagus is #7 of the 20 Top Artery-Cleansing Foods

Asparagus is one of the best, natural artery-clearing foods around, says Shane Ellison, an organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. “Asparagus works within the 100,000 miles of veins and arteries to release pressure, thereby allowing the body to accommodate for inflammation that has accumulated over the years.” It also helps ward off deadly […]

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Top 20 Artery-Cleansing Foods: #6 is Salmon or Other Fatty Fish

Fatty fish such as mackerel, herring, tuna, and salmon are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids.  Eating fish twice a week can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by decreasing inflammation and lowering trygliceride levels, and it may even help boost your HDL levels.  Try a heart healthy and delicious salmon recipe for dinner tonight. […]

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Continuing with the Top 20 Artery Cleansing Foods – #5 Foods Fortified by Plant Sterols

Sterols are compounds that compete with the cholesterol in your food for absorption within your digestive tract, Madden says. “Sterols have been shown to lower both total and LDL cholesterol and can be found in certain brands of fortified orange juice, margarine spreads, and milk.” Just be sure to check the label—make sure the margarine is trans […]

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BPA in Packaging

A recent study published in PLoSOne advised that those with higher levels of BPA may be more susceptible to narrowing coronary arteries. The relationship between BPA and heart disease is being questioned more, and more companies have taken BPA out of production. It is no longer allowed in many baby products, and food companies are […]

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Food for Thought

Instant noodles contain wax coating which is also used in styrofoan containers.  That is why intant noodles don’t stick to each other when cooking.  Our body needs up to two days to clean out the wax.  Make sure you don’t eat  a pack of noodles for at least three days after eating a pack of noodles. […]

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