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NIHE TALKS HEALTH 2nd quarter 2010

May 31, 2010

American Heart Association New Guidelines for 2010

AHA will publish their new guidelines for resuscitation for 2010 in October 2010 in their scientific journal. National Institute for Healthcare Education will include a summary of these for healthcare providers in the Fall 2010 edition of NIHE TALKS HEALTH newsletter. Don't miss out get your free subscription today at nationalhearted.com


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Can drinking water reduce your risk of heart disease, obesity, and cancer?

A recent study that included more than 20,000 participants discovered that men who drank more than five 8-ounce glasses of water a day cut their risk of heart disease by 46%. The number was even greater for women: 59%!!!
An added benefit of drinking water is burning of unwanted calories. A study to determine water's effect on metabolism discovered that, after drinking about two glasses of water, partipant's metabolic rates increased by an average of 30%. The change in metabolism started after 10 minutes and lasted over an hour! The surveyors believe than an increase in water intake of six glasses per day has the potential to burn the energy equivalent of about five pounds of fat per year.
Adequate water intake has an incredible preventative effect on colon cancer. One study reported that adequate water intake reduce the incidence of colon cancer in men by 92%. Another study found that postmenopausal women who drank more than five glasses of water a day lowered their risk of breast cancer by 79%. Research has also shown that individuals can lower their risk of bladder cancer by 51 percent simply by drinking enough water.
This is an easy program to adopt and the pay-off is huge! Drink a glass of water before every meal and one in the morning and one at night. That will give you the minimum of five glasses and you too, can start reaping the drop in your risk for heart disease, obesity, and cancer.


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A New Study in the New England Journal of Medicine about Dietary Salt Reductions and it's effect on Future Cardiovascular Disease

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2010 predicts that a drop of 3 grams of salt per day would result in a drop in the number of new cases of CHD by 60,000 to 120,000, 32,000 to 66,000 less strokes, and 54,000 to 99,000 less myocardial infarctions per year. This would result in $10 to $24 Billion saved in health care costs annually.




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Recipes for Health

Quick Spicy Lentil Chili

2 cups red lentils
2 quarts vegetable broth
2 cups diced onion
1 16 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
2 tablespooons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
several twists ground pepper
pinch of crushed red pepper to taste
dash of cayenne pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Combine all of the ingredients, except the cilantro, ina large soup pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 30-35 minutes, until the lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, adding more water or broth if needed for proper chili consistency. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and serve. Serves 8

This makes a wonderful dinner if you add a salad with a variety of vegetables and whole grain bread or rolls or cornbread. This recipe can also, be cooked in a slow cooker: put all ingredients except cilantro in slow cooker in the morning and cook on low for 8 plus hours. Add cilantro just before serving.


Chunky Vegetable Baked Potato

4 large baking potatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 zuchini, chopped
1/3 cup water
1 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Scrube the potatoes and pierce them all over with a fork. Place on a paper towel and microwave on high for about 15 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking time.

Meanwhile, place the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini in a saucepan with the water. Cook, sitrring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for another 5 minutes.

When the potatoes are done, split the tops and ladle the vegetable mixture over the potatoes. To change the flavor of this dish, use Mexican, Cajun, or Italian style stewed tomatoes.


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