Blog Archive for Tag: Fiber

Heart Health Tip: Cook Your Own Beans (Recipe)

December 15th, 2015

  Beans of all kinds are a heart-healthy addition to your diet. They’re loaded with protein, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins—all beneficial to the heart and entire body. They’re so healthy, in fact, that the British Journal of Nutrition said that beans “have acquired the status of staple food for ...

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Deliciously Simple Date-Almond-Oat Bites (Recipe)

February 25th, 2015

  For a healthy and sweet on-the-go snack, reach for these date-almond-oat cakes. Loaded with arginine, iron, fiber, protein, magnesium and healthy fats, this recipe is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

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5 Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Bag

February 10th, 2015

A key to weight loss or maintenance—and to keeping the heart healthy—is what you eat between meals. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure you eat two healthy snacks that each contain about 200 calories; this helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Don’t rely on vending ...

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Why You Should Eat Macadamia Nuts

February 4th, 2015

Think about the last time you ate macadamia nuts. It’s likely you enjoyed them in a sweet treat, such as a cookie or cake. But did you know macadamia nuts are actually a health food? Creamy and decadent, macadamia nuts are a heart-healthy accent to entrées, salads and healthy baked ...

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Endothelial Health Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa

February 3rd, 2015

I love a good salsa, and I especially enjoy recipes full of heart-healthy ingredients. Loaded with healthy fats, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, magnesium and other nutrients, this Endothelial Health Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa is a heart-healthy spin on traditional tomato salsa.

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Heart-Healthy Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

January 26th, 2015

Warm up the winter months with this delicious, nutritious soup loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, fiber, potassium and a range of other nutrients. This recipe makes a big batch, so do the work once and enjoy it for days to come—or freeze some and enjoy it again ...

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Understanding Different Types of Fiber with Susan Bowerman

September 10th, 2014

Do you get enough fiber? The average American eats far less than half of the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily. That’s troubling news, especially when it comes to heart health. Fiber is found in vegetables, whole fruits, grains and beans. While best known for digestive support and ...

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Heart-Healthy Kale Walnut Pesto

July 17th, 2014

If you love Italian food like I do, chances are you like pesto. Typical pesto is made with basil and pine nuts, but I like to use superfoods like kale and walnuts to add a boost of nutrients. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet and is ...

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Kale Walnut Pesto Pasta with Salmon

July 17th, 2014

The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish like salmon twice per week for the Omega-3 benefits. I enjoying pairing my salmon with whole wheat pasta tossed with a delicious kale walnut pesto sauce and spinach. This is a healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner that also works great as a ...

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7 Heart-Healthy Food Substitutes

July 14th, 2014

Many of the foods in a standard American diet simply aren’t good for the heart. Instead of opting for a nutrient-poor food choice, why not reach for foods that taste just as good—or better—and are also good for you? Better yet, why not make choices that directly benefit the heart? ...

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12 Heart-Healthy Snacks

December 16th, 2013

Snacking is often associated with junk food—potato chips, candy or other unhealthy options. Yet, eating between meals doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, choosing healthy snacks can be a great way to support health. Your body benefits from healthy snacks in a variety of ways. Recent research ...

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