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Denver Cardiologists Rank Top Five Heart Healthy Foods

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Fact: One hundred percent of all deaths are caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain. For people in Colorado, any Denver cardiologist knows that many of these cases are related to an ailing heart. A healthy heart is vital to a long and prosperous life. Avoiding foods that cause plaque in your…

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Adult Beverages for the Holidays

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Tis the season. Consume and drink responsibly. by, Dr Richard Collins M.D., “The Cooking Cardiologist” I must admit that I have researched many Holiday beverages and have tasted many even before the Holidays happen. I saw these two recipes from Martha Stewart Living magazine. I think Martha is a wonderful person, but her living pattern is…

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Small Bites – Eat Frequently with Smaller Portions

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Cream puffs or profiteroles all taste the same…it’s just the size that matters. I remembered these from my childhood and am still amazed as to how the dough creates a hollow center. I thought this recipe was my mother’s design, but basically it is a traditional French pastry technique. Create a roux ball, add eggs…

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Tracy’s Pumpkin Spiced Latte Muffins

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Each fall, Tracy, the barista at the South Denver’s Heart Center’s Heart Smart Coffee Cart, makes wonderful pumpkin-spiced latte’s. Since coffee is now back on the list as being heart healthy, I figured…why not make a muffin with the coffee in it. These muffins are perfectly spiced with the extra cinnamon and nutmeg dusted on…

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The Power and Versatility of Kale

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Every year we hear about a trending “superfood” in the media. Sometimes its merited, and other times less so. But most of the time the effects of a particular superfood are exaggerated by marketers. In the case of kale however, the rumors are completely true. Kale, otherwise known as borecole, is a green or purple…

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10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in 4 Weeks

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Statin drugs, make up the majority of cholesterol lowering medications prescribed by physicians. These statins like all medications have benefits and side effects.  Studies are clear that statin drugs can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from heart disease by 25%-35%. However, what if you cannot take these medications due to unfavorable…

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Smoked Salmon Corn Chowder

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Fall is definitely a warm soup season to take the chill out of the air. This chowder is creamy without cream, easy to make and rich with 0mega-3 fats. No need for bacon as the honey-smoked salmon made locally is just the ticket. The base uses a very good pure product from Pacific Natural Foods,…

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Roasted Squash with Purple Cauliflower “Couscous”

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Cauliflower belongs to the cabbage and Brussels sprouts family. It’s sisters include kale, broccoli and collard greens. Cauliflower is low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in fiber, folate and Vitamin C. The phytochemicals in the cabbage family are very beneficial to human health. Sulforaphanes protect against cancer, carotenoids are anti-inflammatory and purple cauliflower is…

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Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What’s The Difference?

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Fats are an important part of keeping healthy and staying fit. Yes, you read that right; fats can be a healthy part of a balanced diet! Keeping a good balance of good fats vs. bad fats can keep your skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins and are a great source of fuel. The key to all…

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Denver Cardiologist Recommends Fruits & Vegetables to Fight Diseases

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A recent literature review, initiated by the German Nutrition Society and published in the European Journal of Nutrition, evaluates evidence from various studies and shows a considerable preventive potential of increased consumption of vegetables and fruit on a number of chronic diseases. Overall Findings Based on a comprehensive analysis of the study results, the authors found:…

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