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I need advice on heart healty foods to choose, besides lean meats and skinless chicken, do you know where !?


Posted by Martin K.

My wife just got of the hospital

I need advice on HEART HEALTY FOODS!

 
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You are asking the right question by seeking alternatives to meat and chicken for heart healthy foods, neither of which I would recommend.  Here are some healthier choices:

Nuts-a handful of nuts are an excellent source of healthy fats and protein. "In the Iowa Nurses Study, and 3 other studies, one ounce of nuts a day decreased the incedence of heart disease between 20 and 60%"  (source: 'You, the Owners Manual' by Michael F Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.).  Walnuts are best because they are high in Omega- 3 fatty acids.

Olive Oil-Cook with it and use it as a salad dressing because it contains monounsatruated fat, which can help raise good cholesterol (HDL) and clean your arteries.

Avocados-Healthy  fats should make up about 25% of daily calories and avocados are an excellent source of healthy fat.

Colorful Vegetables- Dark green, bright yellow, orange, purple and red vegetables are rich in flavonoids and have also been shown to raise HDL.

Fish-Specifically, wild salmon, cod or bass are high in omega-3 fatty acids.  Some studies show  that consuming fish at least once a week cuts the risk of heart attack in half. Some experts recommend 3 servings of fish per week.

Green tea-High in flavonoids, which are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that occur naturally in certain plants, such as camellia sinensis (gren tea).  Orang juice, tomatoes, onions, grapes, and cranberries are also rich in flavonoids.

Whole food concentrates- These are specific formulas made from very beneficial whole food sources. They're esy to use, easy to digest and assist the body's natural healing processes in many ways.

Click here for a full healthy food plan.

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