Avocados and Other Foods that are Heart Healthy?!

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Teri16
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   Posted 4/12/2005 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Avocados in moderation, though high in calories are a good fat?!
 
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http://health.yahoo.com/nutrition_fitness/miavita/foodfact=20021110


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   Posted 4/12/2005 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also heard that. It suppose to have the good fat. My question is 'how would you prepare an avacado?" i've never eaten an avacado, any good recipes or suggestions?

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   Posted 4/12/2005 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I've watched the Food Channel a lot and one thing I learned was just how to get the pit/seed out! tongue In the past I thought the fat they had in them was bad, so I never considered using them~so help!!
 
We need more help than knowing how to get the seeds out! lol
 
Yummy Recipes Anyone?!
 
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   Posted 4/12/2005 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
no they ain't teri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   Posted 4/12/2005 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
So BC................give us a good recipe!!  Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 4/13/2005 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
"Older Hearts Benefit from Fish, Soy Oil"
 
 
"In elderly people, omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish and soy oil increase a measure of heart-healthiness called heart rate variability, a small study indicates.

Taking a daily fish or soy oil supplement may therefore reduce the risk of developing irregular heart rhythm or succumbing to sudden cardiac death."

Please go to the following site to read the rest of this article;

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_24061.html


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jtu91952
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   Posted 4/14/2005 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Fish oil supplements also helps with cholesterol. Also my dietitian suggested in add soy to my diet for diabetes. I eat those soyburgers. They're pretty tasty with lettuce and tomatoe.

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   Posted 4/14/2005 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've tried a lot of the different soy products and even got my 16 yr. old liking some of them...but one thing I really love, is a veggie burger, or even a very low in fat turkey burger cooked on the grill!! yeah   It really adds the extra pizzaz that's needed when you're making changes in your diet and you aren't used to the perhaps blander tastes of these things.
 
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   Posted 4/16/2005 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I cut the avacodo in half scoop out the big seed. you can make a nice houselnt out of the seed I have been told take 4 toothpicks place them around the seed put the pointedtip up the flat part of the seed down in a little cup of water and it will sprout when big enough put it in some potting soilminus the toothpicks and watch it grow.
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   Posted 4/16/2005 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
ok this is from what would jesus eat cookbook
3 ripe olives seeded and mashed
1 (6ounce ) can of black olives sliced and drained
1  (4 ounce) can of chile or jalepeno peppers drained
7-8 small green onions chopped finely
3 large tomatoes chopped
3-5 cloves of garlic minced
6 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
5-6 basil leaves.
Combine the avocadaoes,olives,chilies peppers,green onions ,tomatoes garlic oilve oil and lemon jusice in a large bowl mix well chill covered for 2 hours then servew with chips.
3 Cuops adapted from a recipie found on Whats cooking.
 
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   Posted 4/16/2005 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

found in the Mediterranean Heart Diet Book by Helen V Fisher

 

Avacodo Tomato Spread

!/2 medium avacodo peeled and mashed

1 small tomatoe seded and chopped finely

1 teaspon fresh lemon zest

2Teaspoons of fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons of fresh pine nuts

2T chopped mint leaves

1/2 C yougurt Cream Cheese

 

Yougurt cream cheese

2 Cups plain fat free yougurt

line a sieve or colander with 3 layers of cheesecloth or paper coffee filters place sieve over a bowl add yuogurt and cover.Let drain refigerated for 4-6 hours. discard the liquid store yougurt in a container with a lid this can be stored in a refigerator up to  10 days. this is Cal 12 Protein 1g Carb 2 g Fib 0g

Ttoal fat 0 g sat fat 0 g Chol 1 g sodium 17 mg.

 

In a small bowl throughly blend the cream cheese abnd avacado then stir in remaining ingredients chill makes 1 c

total ingredients all togetrher is

 

Cal 35

Prot 1 g  Carb 2g Fib1g Total fat 3 g Sat fat 0g Cholestrol 0 g Sodium 18 mg.

 

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   Posted 4/16/2005 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Some of my sources are telling me that grape juice is the latest buzz for helping your heart out!  It's supposed to be very good for helping to raise your HDL!! yeah
 
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   Posted 4/18/2005 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard the same thing. I tried grape juice for a month, but the sugars got me. So now i just eat seventeen grapes per day. The dark grapes that is. I hate fruit, but i like good health. lol

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   Posted 4/18/2005 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
jtu,
 
I say this only because I believe you've mentioned that you're diabetic as well?-me, too.
 
I love grapes and fruits, the one thing though that I really have to watch is the grapes!  They really send my blood sugar soaring.  So if you notice that happening, you'll know why...Is that why you eat 17 per day? lol
 
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   Posted 4/19/2005 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   

I have haeard it too but like some grape juices without added sugar and  the drker the grape juice the better I do drink one kind that is advertised on tv but since I am a good friend of the moderator and donot need a midnight phone call Imwillnot post it here for that is qwrong to do but yes it is good and it also helps too with anemina. My doc also told me about a certain Kosher wine too in square botles. Ok Terri I dewscribed it bt didnot name it ok girlfriend. I love yu

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   Posted 4/19/2005 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
You are funny, Heidi! :)

Thanks for abiding by the forum rules! Big Hugs, Teri :)
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   Posted 4/20/2005 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Here are some other healthy foods for anyone who wants to improve their cholesterol readings and they're ones you've all probably heard of already, but I figured it never hurts to remind ya! yeah

I really love the fiber cereals and start my mornings off with a big bowl of twigs! lol  Then for lunch I try to follow with fruits~guess I'm not a huge meat eater, though I do eat it...

Another idea for lowering cholesterol is eating Walnuts!  Yes, they're supposed to be very healthy for us, too, they may help to lower your ldl, along with almonds.

Soy is another source of protein to help lower your ldl.  I drink soy milk with my twigs in the morning and boy is that good! tongue

Oatmeal and other whole bran cereals are also very good for you and help you to lower your ldl.

Eating Fish like Salmon (lemoned and peppered on the grill with lots of fresh garlic)~Yummy!!  Albacore Tuna, Lake Trout, or if you can find someone that's reeled in a whale or seal, that would be a sure winner! smurf

Make sure you drink plenty of water to help flush your body out and keep you well hydrated, unless you have a medical problem that limits your fluid intake.  Try a glass of water with a meal instead of a soda.

Here's hoping a few of these ideas help you to help yourself! 

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   Posted 4/25/2005 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginger
 
Did you know that Ginger is another healthy spice?! tongue
 
I read in the yahoo news that if you freeze Ginger it'll make it way easier to grate~Good idea!
 
They say that it may also help decrease your risk of a Heart Attack. yeah   Ginger inhibits a compound called thromboxane B-2 that can cause blood clots.
 
It seems to help with someone suffering with nausea and motion sickness.
 
I bet there's more remedies?  Anyone heard of anymore??
 
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   Posted 5/1/2005 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to bring this back up for the newer members. Teri :)
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   Posted 5/16/2005 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
 
"Rice bran a potent cholesterol fighter"
 
Check it out!  Hugs, Teri tongue
 
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_24652.html
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   Posted 5/27/2005 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone! I'm bumping this back up as I feel it's worthwhile for others to see some of these healthy food articles!

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