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Olive oil may have a positive impact on blood lipid levels, but some evidence shows that excess amounts in the diet may cause the progression of atherosclerosis. Most people think that olive oil and other high mono-unsaturated fats (MUFAs) would be heart-healthy additions to their diets. If you are...
 
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Heart Bars, a new designer food, are supplemented with a fairly large amount of L-Arginine (Arg), a nitrogen-rich amino acid that serves as the natural precursor to nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. NO is also known as endothelial derived relaxing factor (EDRF or EDNO). The release of NO...
 
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Here are some great ways to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet. These are designed for people on the go. • Fresh or dried fruit for between meal snacks. • Drink 100% juices between meals. Try to lessen or eliminate your intake of soda. • Make up large amounts of tossed salad with ... Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
 
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With the fear of breast cancer, most women are eager to learn ways to reduce their risk of the disease. Current research is focusing on what substances in plant foods - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and tea- may help prevent, slow or even reverse breast cancer. For...
 
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Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as...