Bottom Line: Eat cherries (and berries). Mostly because they are damn delicious. Oh, and they’re good for your heart.
I’m sure you’ve heard that eating lots of vegetables and fruits is good for your heart. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is associated with several heart health benefits including reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol, healthy weight management, and better blood sugar control.
Each veggie or fruit offers it’s own unique little package o...
This is the kale salad that made my sister fall in love with kale. Well, at least she fell in love with this salad. If you're not into kale, this salad might just make you a convert too. It is THE Must Try Kale Salad.
And what’s not to love? It’s super garlicky with a tasty tang of lemon and a salty bite from the pecorino. Cue the drooling.
Nutritionally speaking, kale is packed with nutrients, like vitamin C and beta-carotene, two nutrients that get top bill...
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.
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 healt...