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Lower Your Cholesterol with Smoothie Breakfast Bowls

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Smoothie Breakfast Bowls-A Bowl a Day Will Help to Lower Your Cholesterol Richard E. Collins, MD THE COOKING CARDIOLOGIST® Tired of drinking your breakfast in a glass? Then chow down to a breakfast bowl that has texture, fiber and spoonfuls of goodness. The bowl concept creates greater variations to a traditional smoothie. A variety of…

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No Mess Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

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No Mess Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Richard Collins, MD – The Cooking Cardiologist® Here is a simple dish to make without the messy hard-to-clean lasagna pan. After the spaghetti squash has cooked and the squash spaghetti strands have been removed, the squash becomes the lasagna pan. These squash “boats” can be made ahead and baked…

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Mango Gazpacho Full of Anti-oxidants

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Richard Collins, MD – The Cooking Cardiologist Mango Gazpacho I love spring especially for the fresh start of the produce season. Chilled soups are just perfect for the spring and summer ahead. This chilled soup is a great way to get your fruits and vegetables in a single serving. Originating from the Andalusia region of…

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Brain Food – Salmon & Avocado Fettuccine Recipe

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Richard E. Collins, MD THE COOKING CARDIOLOGIST® This dish is rich in brain food ingredients: omega-3 fats, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and avocado. If you are not a salmon lover, then try tuna. The fish is not over powering. The trick to this recipe is creating crisp textures by browning all of the ingredients. Enjoy. Salmon…

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Heart Healthy Tips for Eating Out

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Eating out and keeping your heart healthy. Those may seem like two opposite things, but the fact is you can do both. And, in many cases, restaurants have embraced heart healthy menu options as more and more Americans seek out healthier lifestyles. As your leading Denver heart doctor group, we have put together some tips so…

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Gluten Free Peppered Parmesan Crackers

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You-will-never-buy crackers again Richard Collins, MD, The Cooking Cardiologist® These crackers are addicting. Perfect for the opening of spring on your deck with your favorite appetizer and beverage. The base is almond flour. Only four simple ingredients that include seasonings are in this recipe and it’s so fabulous, you will never want to buy a bag…

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Beetroot Sunflower Sesame Hummus-Nitric Oxide Superfood

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Beetroot Sunflower Sesame Hummus Richard E. Collins, MD, The Cooking Cardiologist® As we age, our blood vessels and Nitric Oxide system become less efficient due to free radical damage, inactivity, and poor diet, causing our veins and arteries to deteriorate. Your body naturally generates N-O (Nitric Oxide) in the endothelium that line the blood vessel walls. But, in the…

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Minestrone Soup – Heart Healthy Weight Loss

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Richard Collins, MD The Cooking Cardiologist© This is a great time of year for soup.  Soup warms the body and the soul and according to research by Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of Volumetrics Eating Plan, it can help significantly with weight loss.  It fills you up, slows down your eating and is truly satisfying.  Make…

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Heart Healthy Santa Cookies

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Heart Healthy Santa Granola Bar Richard E. Collins, MD The Cooking Cardiologist® Santa may be needing a weight reduction program. Consider this….he likely has pre-diabetes, is stressed out (time constraints in a 24 hour period), goes without exercise (he has reindeers and elves that do all the work) and then has to ingest tons of…

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Heart Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

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The holidays can be a very different experience for people with heart problems—but they don’t have to be. Making the right choices, people with heart disease can enjoy their holiday meals and fun times in similar fashion to their friends and families. South Denver Cardiology has put together some preventative care tips that heart-conscious people should…

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