The Best Oil, Fish and Cheese Options for Your Heart

Sometimes it seems like a world of endless food choices. But even for those of us who have settled on a particular way of eating — such as the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet — there are many decisions still to be made. Extra virgin olive oil, or virgin olive oil? Salmon or sea bass? The Mediterranean diet is based … Read More

Recipe: Salmon and Warm Cannellini Bean Salad

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 you need to get a no-fuss meal on the table.

Salmon: How Much You Need and Why You Need It (Infographic)

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 can only get from your diet. The American Heart Association recommends we eat two four-ounce servings of fish each week.

The Power of Fish in Your Diet

Omega-3 fatty acids are called the essential fats because we need them to survive. The tricky thing is that our bodies cannot produce these types of acid. This is where fish comes in. Fish are the number one source of omega-3 fatty acids. And just to make it more interesting, fish provide two types of omega-3 fatty … Read More

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Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon

Every trip to the grocery store involves dilemmas. Which bread do you buy? Are the chickens that laid these eggs really cage-free? One of the biggest dilemmas comes at the seafood counter. You know fish such as salmon and trout provide many health benefits and contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids. But you’ve also heard  … Read More

Recipe: 5-Minute Fish Tacos

Need a quick meal for two that’s also low-fat and healthy? These delicious fillets are thin and flaky — and they cook up in five minutes.

Omega-3 Fats Pack a Powerful Punch

Contributor: Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD, Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation If you compare fighting heart disease to a boxing match, then omega-3 fats are the heavyweight champ. Few nutrients come close to the one-two punch of these long-chain polyunsaturated fats, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Extensive studies have shown that … Read More

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What You Need to Know About Protein

Protein fortified foods seem to be popping up more and more on grocery store shelves these days. For example, nutrition bars, cereals, crackers, bread, powders, drinks, shakes and even water! Protein from meat, fish, dairy and soy are just as good if not better. Let’s take a look at why. Protein is made up of … Read More