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Top Worst Foods For Your Heart Health Give Them Up!

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1. Chips : High in fat and calories. An ounce is around 150 calories and 10 grams of fat 3 in which are saturated!

Substitute rice cakes that now come in many flavors or Heart Smart Pop Corn

2.  Non Dairy Whipped toppings:  Such as Cool whip and it's knockoffs. These are full of corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils bad for the arteries.

Substitute vanilla yogurt that also has healthy calcium .

3.  Doughnuts : These have a high amount of calories, white flour and sugar and the worse deep fried. An old-fashioned cake doughnut has 300 calories, 28 grams of carbohydrates and a whopping 19 grams of fat, including 5 grams of saturated fat and 4 grams of trans fat.  Only 30% of our calories should come from fat, says the American Heart Association. That’s about 65 grams in a 2,000-calorie daily diet.

Substitute a multi grain bagel.

4. Alfredo Sauce:  Butter and cheese, a food lovers dream?  Not hardly full of fat and calories, around 530 for 3 ounces and 33 grams of fat!

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Low Fat Baked Zucchini Patties and Zucchini Health Benefits

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2 cups zucchini, grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, black pepper and parsley
pinch of cayenne
3 cloves minced garlic finely chopped
2 teaspoons Old Bay Seafood seasoning
1/4 cup chopped red peppers
1 teaspoon fat free mayonnaise
Canola oil
Drain grated zucchini well, pressing between layers of paper towels.
Combine zucchini and all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 8 portions, shaping each into a patties.. (Mixture will be soft.)

Bake patties on a parchment lined sprayed cookie sheet with cooking oil. If you want to fry them which is not low fat,use a small amount of canola oil and saute on both side. Cook until they are soft and browned on both sides.

The health benefits of this great vegetable called Zucchini

Great for Dieters!
One cup of zucchini has 36 calories contains 10% dietary fiber which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
Lowers Cholesterol
The dietar…

Top Foods to Add to your Diet and Heart Health in 2012

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Apples:No #1 on top of my list this year. Two apples a day or 12 ounce glass of pure juice can lower your LDL cholesterol and can lower your chances of heart disease by 50%!  This is a must add to my diet in 2012 for sure.

Garlic: Garlic can lower your LDL in your cholesterol and thins your blood naturally which can lower your chance of heart disease.

Kale : This  leafy green will give you  Vitamin A and is a cancer fighting antioxidant. This great source of heart hhealthy fiber is also good for your skin, eyes and promotes a healthy immune system. Just 1 cup of Kale has almost as much vitamin C as a whole orange!

Sardines:    Rich in omega 3 fats and packed with Vitamin D. Because these fish are so small they have allot less contaminants than the larger fish.  Just 3 ounces will give you 1950 milligrams of omega 3! Salmon is a second runner up with 950 milligrams of omega 3 in Alaska Wild caught Salmon as it is closely monitored for contaminants and has stricter regulations.

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