Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

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 (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

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 Sara … Read More

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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

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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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