Real Food Fuel: Heart Healthy Citrus Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter

For those of you on the 40 years + side...ever notice that articles on “boosting heart health” become a little more interesting as you get closer to (or beyond) fifty? Two “must do” heart healthy habits featured in the articles are exercise and eating well. When it comes to eating well, one of the best things you can do for your heart is to eat a balanced diet, filled with vegetables and fruit. Filled? Yes! What the heck does that mean? I recently read a study that found quantity of vegetable and fruit intake is more important than variety; a diet full of vegetables and fruits (more than 5 servings/day in total) is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. I aim for 8 to 10 servings a day

Real Food Fuel: Blueberry Blast Smoothie

For the most part, I’m a fan of eating whole veggies and fruit versus drinking your produce. Whole food is more satiating than the liquid version and you can drink a lot of calories pretty quickly if you go for the biggie-size cup. Having said that, smoothies can be a fantastic way to jam a whole lot of goodness into one cup! Take this Blueberry Blast Smoothie for example: It’s packed with whole foods that provide nutrients that promote immune system health including vitamin C, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. These nutrients can help keep you healthy through this seemingly never ending cold and flu season. The kefir adds a hit of good probiotic bacteria to keep your gut healthy (also link

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