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6 Magical Ingredients for an Energetic Heart

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Sizzling scallops.
A Fresh Take on Meat

Let’s face it, eating mounds of dark meat may require loosening the belt a notch or two. But all the leftovers that follow a big turkey dinner are proof of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) at work: a process that makes your body feel more sustained, for longer periods of time, from less intake.

Dark meat is better for your cholesterol, despite a wealth of controversy on the subject. Similarly, seafood buffs and critics often underestimate tiny scallops: easy to sear, caramelize, or wrap in bacon. These morsels are slandered due to their association with fatty foods, but with a whopping 80% protein intake from every ounce, even a strip of bacon can’t offset the benefits.

Green Is Good

You’ve probably heard it all: why eat celery? That stuff is pure water, or even those snack sticks lack any real nutrition. But Dr. Mark Houston of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville begs to differ — the man who has recorded massive blood pressure reductions in his patients from these magical heart-helpers.

According Dr. Houston’s research, without applying any flashy recipe, three or four sticks of celery are enough to: relax artery walls, increase blood flow, and reduce systolic blood pressure by six points a day.

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Dylan Byrd

Dylan is a Care2 team member and freelance writer, specializing in politics, technology, and sustainable living. A California native, Dylan calls the San Francisco Bay Area home.

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6:46AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Ty ...

3:33AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thank you!

11:02PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

thanks for the post i like seaweed I love nuts especially walnuts yum

5:46PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Haven't tasted the seaweed.....thanks.

6:45PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Ty

11:01PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

thanks

8:50PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank you for the great tips! I love all of them, but I haven't tried sea weed.

3:45AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank you :)

5:54PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for the post.

5:52PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for the post.

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