Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Ready in just 5 minutes, this delicious recipe can also be made with flour or corn tortillas for a breakfast burrito, or with gluten-free English muffins. A recent analysis of studies linked eating one egg daily to a 12% drop in stroke risk and found no association with heart disease, while avocados help reduce cholesterol, inflammation and risk for heart …

Avocado-Cucumber Tuna Salad

Quick and easy to make, this zesty salad is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner that will make your heart – and taste buds – rejoice. Tuna and avocado are ranked among the world’s healthiest foods, with several studies suggesting that eating them regularly can help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, and help protect against heart attacks. This …

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Eating more fruits and vegetables has many benefits, including lower risk for stroke, heart disease and cancer. A large study found that cruciferous veggies, such as cauliflower and broccoli, are particularly good for your heart and arteries. Here’s an easy, delicious way to enjoy cauliflower. This recipe can also be used as a flavorful flatbread for sandwiches. Ingredients 1 head …

10 Refreshing Fruit and Herb Infused Water Recipes

Did you know that drinking water is good for your heart and your teeth? Each sip cleans your mouth and helps wash away particles of food and other debris that could otherwise nourish oral bacteria, the American Dental Association reports. What’s more, in a six-year study of more than 20,000 people, those who drank five or more glasses of H2O …

Roasted Carrot-Kale Medley

Ready in just 30 minutes, this tasty dish is low in calories, but rich in heart-healthy nutrients, including beta-carotene, the compound that gives carrots their orange color. In a large study of older adults, those who consumed the most beta-carotene in their diet had a 45% lower risk for heart attack than those who ate the least. In this recipe, …

Power Spinach Salad

This delicious recipe is used with permission from its creator, Tammy Strait, an author, lawyer, and athlete whose “Eat Well” blog is online at tammystrait.com. Farro is an ancient wheat-derived grain with a nutty flavor rich in protein, heart-healthy fiber, and essential nutrients including magnesium and iron. A high-fiber diet lowers risk for stroke, diabetes and obesity. For this recipe, …

Herb Chicken with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ready in just 20 minutes, this tasty one-skillet recipe is low in calories, yet packed with heart-healthy nutrients. Studies show that tomatoes help reduce inflammation, blood pressure, and levels of oxidized LDL, a form of bad cholesterol that can lead to plaque in the arteries. In addition, researchers report that people whose diet is high in lycopene (the compound that …