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.
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
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
Oatmeal is a good breakfast whether you make it simple or dress it up with lots of fruit and nut toppings. But here’s the other beautiful thing about oatmeal. If you eat one and one-half cups of it each day, you can lower your cholesterol by 5 to 8 percent. It contains soluable and insoluable … Read More
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Bean-based dips are healthier than typical creamy cheese-based dips. The beans offer unsaturated fat, protein and fiber. Also, roasted red peppers are a good source of potassium, which many of us are lacking. Research shows garlic may be effective at slowing the hardening of arteries, while lemon juice adds a burst of vitamin C, a … Read More
The Mediterranean diet has been a shining beacon of light in the nutrition world for years. With sound nutritional principles and plenty of positive evidence-based outcomes, doctors and registered dietitians alike regard it as a healthy diet almost anyone can follow to improve their health. You may already know the basics of the Mediterranean diet. … Read More
Here’s a quick way to upgrade your breakfast: Eat steel cut oats. They’re freshly milled from high protein oats and cut into neat little pieces on a steel burr mill. They’re also one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they make a delightful, full-bodied hot cereal with an appealing texture. Ingredients ¼ cup … Read More
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.
This Mediterranean couscous salad is full of veggies and made with olive oil, lemon and sage. It’s a fresh-tasting, nutritious offering that’s easy to make and great for your heart. Enjoy it alone or as a side dish. Ingredients 1 ¾ cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth ¾ cup whole wheat couscous 1 cup grape tomatoes, … Read More
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