Beans: How Many You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet

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. How often should you eat beans for good health? The Mediterranean diet, which is often recommended by doctors, encourages people to eat at … Read More

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

This subtly spicy dish offers a wide variety of phytonutrients that can positively impact your health.     Ingredients 1 cup quinoa2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 cup celery, finely chopped2 medium carrots, chopped1 teaspoon ground coriander½ teaspoon paprika½ teaspoon dried ginger½ teaspoon ground cumin¼ teaspoon turmericPinch … Read More

How You Can Encourage Heart-Healthy Habits in Your Kids

Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising.  But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young. The earlier you start a habit, the more likely it is to stick, says … Read More

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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

How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. … Read More

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Exercise: Can You Find 30 Minutes?

Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say. If you want to do more, you can lose weight. And if you vary your exercises, you … Read More

Recipe: Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Dark chocolate. Cherries. Brownies. Oh my! It can fulfill your chocolate cravings without expanding your waistline. In each satisfying serving, you’ll find only 110 calories and 6 grams of fat. What’s not to love? Ingredients Cooking spray ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup granular no-calorie sweetener ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon … Read More