5 Heart-Healthy Grilling Options for Your Next Cookout

Most meat lovers already know the ugly truth: Eating red meat can increase your risk of heart disease. Study after study shows the link. But what’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Turns out it can still be a blazing success.  Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology … Read More

Satisfying Lunch Salads to Power Your Afternoon

Ever eat lunch and then find yourself battling drowsiness all afternoon? Your eating habits may be making make you fatigued. Eat a lettuce salad with just a few vegetables and your energy will be crashing by afternoon. Have your healthy salad and ditch the drowsiness with these recipes. The secret to their staying power is … Read More

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy

If home is where the heart is, shouldn’t every home be heart healthy? Easier said than done in U.S. homes today, where: Processed, high-fat, high-sugar foods are readily available Sedentary activities, such as TV watching and computer use, take time away from physical activities That’s a problem, since a low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber diet and regular … Read More

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

This subtly spicy dish offers a wide variety of phytonutrients that can positively impact your health. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried … Read More

Eating Raw Veggies Best for Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. In the study, researchers from Imperial College in London followed nearly 2,200 people from Japan, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom and the United States for three years. The researchers wanted to see how … Read More

Why Your Mother Was Right About Vegetables (Infographic)

Turns out, your mother had it right. You should eat more vegetables. Upping your intake is a smart way to begin when you want the right mix of protein, carbs and fats on your dinner plate. People tend to under-eat these cruciferous crunchies, roots, sprouts and leafy lovelies without truly realizing their benefits. Vegetables have … Read More