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

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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

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6 Surprises About the Mediterranean Diet

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

Recipe: Nutty Steel Cut Oats With Fruit

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

Recipe: Couscous Salad With Tomatoes, Lemon and Sage

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

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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