Are Avocados the World’s Most Perfect Food?

Guacamole lovers rejoice: Not only do avocados help reduce heart attack and diabetes risk and lower cholesterol, but they can also slim your waist and keep extra pounds away, according to recent studies. In fact, this nutrient-packed green fruit has such an abundance of health benefits that it’s been called “the world’s most perfect food.” Here’s why avocados–not just apples–might …

Avocado-Shrimp Spring Rolls

Perfect for a summer brunch or light dinner, these spring rolls are particularly tasty when garnished with chopped, roasted unsalted peanuts. For a gluten-free version, use lettuce leaves instead of spring roll wrappers. You can also substitute chicken or  tofu for the shrimp, if desired. Another delicious way to use avocado is to add small slices or chunks as a …

Grilled Tuna Salade Nicoise

This light, heart-healthy dish is a perfect choice for a summer brunch or al fresco family dinner. Serves four. Ingredients Canola oil cooking spray 3/4 pound 
small red potatoes, diced 1/2 pound
 green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons
red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1/8 teaspoon
 salt (optional) 1/2 
medium clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon
 dried red pepper …

For Vibrant Heart Health, Eat the Rainbow

Did you know that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can have amazing benefits, including lowering your risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and several forms of cancer? What’s more, eating certain vegetables may be linked to better memory and longer life, recent studies suggest. Yet fewer than one in ten adults eat the recommended …