5 Delicious Heart Healthy Meals

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 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


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

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

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better.