5 Delicious Heart Healthy Meals

Omega-3
Omega 3 fatty acids have long been known for their cardiovascular benefits. The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and albacore tuna at least twice a week. Salmon is incredibly versatile and super easy to cook.

 

seared salmon with soySeared Salmon with Soy, Scallions & Ginger

Caretonoids
Caretonoids are found in red, yellow and orange vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers and carrots. They are healthy because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immune supporting properties.

Three Pepper Risotto

 

Fiber
Including fiber in your diet through whole grains, beans and vegetables can reduce your cholesterol, reduce your risk for diabetes and improve your digestive health.

Bean & Quinoa Chili

Spices
The anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties in onions, garlic, turmeric and other spices will improve the health of your cardiovascular system. Buy some breath mints and load up.


Lamb Biryani

Vitamins & Minerals that Pack a Punch
Vitamins B6 and Folic Acid, abundant in spinach and leafy greens, may reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease because they lower levels of homocysteine, which can can cause clots.

One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

When you are shopping or planning a meal, don’t just think about calories and saturated fats. Think about the foods you can add to your dish to improve the health of your heart, and decrease your risk of disease. It is the small, everyday steps and decisions that affect our ability to enjoy a full, healthy life. Pack in some of the good stuff as often as you can.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, founder and president of Tips From Town. She loves combining all she learned as a doctor with all she continues to learn as a mom of five to bring you interesting, useful and fun information on the Family Pages.

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