Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.
Red peppers contain 30 different antioxidants, one of the reasons they are so nutritionally dense. Upping your intake is associated with a decreased risk of stroke. Find out more about what these delicious vegetables offer.
This Italian-inspired salad is a quick workday meal for the entire family. Packed with fiber, potassium, and your daily allotment of omega-3-rich fats, this is a perfect dish anytime.
Beans give your body soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. The fiber can also help you feel full, which in turn, can help you lose weight. Find out how much you should eat each week.
This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.
Oatmeal can be made many ways, with different fruit and nut toppings. But here's the other beautiful thing about oatmeal. If you eat one and one-half cups of it each day, you can lower your cholesterol by 5 to 8 percent.
Bean-based dips are healthier than typical creamy cheese-based dips. The beans offer unsaturated fat, protein and fiber. Also, roasted red peppers are a good source of potassium, which many of us are lacking.
You may already know the basics of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. But you might be surprised to learn a few things about its benefits — and the way it works.
Here’s a quick way to upgrade your breakfast: Eat steel cut oats. Watch as we explore the various ways to dress up your oatmeal while we discuss the health benefits.
Salmon breaks apart so delicately with your fork -- it's hard to believe something so delicious can be so good for you too. It provides essential omega-3 fatty acids, which your body cannot produce on its own.