Need an excuse to eat?

Check out this article about the Top 20 Artery-Cleansing Foods
I was clicking through it and it was packed with so much useful information. Out of the 20 of them I consume 12 of them on a regular basis. Lets explore shall we?
Avocado
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Who doesn’t love avocado? This delicious food helps bring your LDL “bad cholesterol” down and your HDL “good cholestrol” up. Win win! I personally LOVE avocado and I will add it to my salads or sandwiches. I also smash it up and use it in place of mayo. Delish!
Nuts
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Along with avocado nuts help with cholesterol. They are also packed with protein which helps you stay full! I find myself using nuts as a snack mid afternoon when the 3pm munchies hit. I find that nuts are just enough to hold me till dinner. Try it. 
Salmon
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Salmon and other fatty fish are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Eating salmon will help reduce your chances of getting heart disease. Want a yummy way to prepare salmon? Foil packs! Put the salmon in a foil pack with fresh cut peppers tomato and onion with a slash of lemon juice pop in oven. Simple healthy and delish!
Aspragus
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Yes I know it will make your pee stink but some times ya gotta take the good with the bad and suck it up. Aspragus will help prevent blood clots. Stinky pee vs. blood clot prevention? You decide.
Pomegranate
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Pomes protect the lining of the arteries from damage. I’ll take that!
Broccoli
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Broccoli is high in vitamin K which we need for bone formation and it also keeps calcium from damaging our arteries. It is also high in fiber which keep you feeling full. Steam it or eat it raw just eat it! 
OJ
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OJ helps to reduce your diastolic “resting” blood pressure it also contains a antioxidant that can help improve blood vessel function. Give you a excuse to drink a large cup in the mornings no?
Cinnamon
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Cinnamon helps reduce fats in the bloodstream which helps to prevent plaque build up in the arteries and lower bad cholesterol levels. How do you work cinnamon into your diet? I sprinkle some on my oatmeal in the mornings or sometimes I will sprinkle it on my toast. 
Coffee
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Who dosen’t love coffee? I know I need it every morning to get me started but did you know that coffe also helps lower your risk of heart disease. If you didn’t now you do. Your welcome. 
Cheese
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Who needs a excuse to eat cheese? Believe it or not cheese can help lower your blood pressure!
Green Tea
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Green tea has catechins in it. These compounds have been shown to decrease cholesterol absorption. Plus green tea may help prevent cancer and weight gain! WIN WIN!
Spinach
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There is potassium and folate in spinach which can help lower your blood pressure. Plus spinach can also help reduce your risk of heart disease. I usually choose spinach as the base for my salad over regular lettuce. 
Check out the article for the full list of foods and see what foods you eat. 
  Hugs, Nikki

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    sophistifunk says:
    May 2, 2012

    thanks for the tips! i could always use an excuse to eat, lol

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