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

The Diet Proven to Protect Your Heart (Infographic)

Paella or souvlaki – the choice is yours. Pick any traditional dish from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and you’re sure to be on your way to a healthier you. Loaded with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fish, lean meats and olive oil, the Mediterranean Diet is the diet research shows is best for your heart.

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Snack Mix

All trail mix is not created equal. Sometimes, sugar and fat can ruin what seems like a healthy snack option. This recipe is not only satisfying and flavorful — it is also good for you and good for your heart. Just remember that nuts, in particular, pack a calorie-punch, so a little goes a long … Read More

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For better heart health – Know your numbers

Cleveland Clinic staff share their numbers with you: Dr. Gillinov, heart surgeon and co-author of Heart 411: BMI 22.8, LDL 87, BP 115/75.  Dr. Gillinov reveals his numbers and the steps he took to get them at Heart Surgeon Reveals All. Dr. Ellis, Section Head of Interventional Cardiology: BMI is 22, LDL is 110, BP 120/75.  How did … Read More