If you don't enjoy salmon on a regular basis, you're missing out on one of the best foods you can add to your diet. Salmon is rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids, the substances in fish that that promote heart health both in healthy individuals and in those who already have heart disease. In fact, Omega-3s are so good for you, the American Heart Association recommends most people eat fish twice a week. Even people who don't usually like fish find they like salmon for its flaky texture and mildly sweet flavor. Baking is one of the best ways to prepare it since it doesn't add fat as frying or sauteing does. Not sure how to bake salmon? You may be surprised by just how easy it is.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, or TLC, is a very solid diet plan created by the National Institutes of Health. It's good at promoting heart health.
Take charge of your heart health! This booklet, designed for both women and men, is an action plan for heart health. It provides up-to-date information and practical tips about establishing and maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle, including understanding the risk factors for heart disease, determining your risk, and establishing a plan for heart health. Perfect for sharing with family and friends.
What makes a recipe heart healthy? That means the ingredients are thought to be good for your heart. You'll notice olive oil, nuts, and even chocolate in these recipes. Heart-healthy foods also are low in saturated and low in salt. So get cooking and then get eating!