Category Archives: Heart Health
When the weather heats up, so do the barbecues! Grilling is a fun and flavorful way of cooking, and it can also be one of the healthiest. If you keep a few things in mind, you can make barbecues healthy and delicious for your entire family. Choose lean cut meats. A recent study* from Kansas State University published in the Journal of Food Science has linked grilling to the production of cancer-causing agents called Heterocyclic Amines (HCA). Basically, these HCAs are produced when … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about the high level of sodium in the American diet and how it’s the leading cause of high blood pressure. This month, in honor of High Blood Pressure Education Month, watch my video for simple tips to cut down the sodium in your diet.
In February, our hearts are on our minds as we celebrate both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. That makes it the perfect time to take a step back and make sure we are taking care of our ticker. When it comes to heart health, there are three specific types of food you should incorporate into your diet on a daily basis: fiber, fat and color. Fiber: The single most effective way to cut down on your “bad” LDL cholesterol … Continue reading
February kicks off American Heart Month and right smack in the middle of the month is Valentine’s Day! In honor of both events, I wanted to share 3 of my favorite Heart Healthy Recipes that not only show your sweetheart that you love them, but that you also want to help keep them around for years to come! Chicken Tikka Masala Heart Healthy Ingredient: Tumeric Tumeric is found in most Indian curries and is what gives American mustard that yellow hue. … Continue reading