The Two Most Delicious Ways to Boost Your Heart and Arterial Health

When Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine,” he may have been referring to dark chocolate and cinnamon. Both have such powerful cardiovascular benefits that the BaleDoneen Method actually prescribes them (in small amounts) as part of our evidence-based approach to the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and type 2 diabetes. As we tell our patients, “Not all medicines are …

Fruits and Vegetables

The Ten Best and Worst Foods for Your Heart and Brain Health

“Let food be thy medicine,” wrote Hippocrates centuries ago. But which foods should you choose to protect the health of your heart, brain and arteries — and which ones should you avoid? In 2017, an analysis of American dietary patterns linked eating suboptimal amounts of ten foods and nutrients — too much of some and not enough of others — …


The Amazing Heart Health Benefits of Cutting 300 Calories a Day

A simple lifestyle change can help you flatten your belly, improve your heart health and might even add years to your life, a new study suggests. The researchers found that people who cut 300 calories a day from their diet — the equivalent of two chocolate chip cookies or a slice of pizza — not only lost an average of …

Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Veggie Chili

Ready in 40 minutes, this easy gluten-free recipe is low in calories but rich in flavor and heart-healthy nutrients. A diet high in carrots has been linked to lower risk for heart attacks and some forms of cancer. Studies also show that people who eat several servings of high-fiber fruits and vegetables daily have decreased risk for stroke and may …


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 …


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 …

Veggie Wrap

Crunchy Rainbow Veggie Wrap

Here’s a tasty, nutritious recipe that is fun to make with your children. These wraps are ideal for healthy school lunches, a family picnic, or a healthy snack. For a gluten-free version, omit the tortillas and serve the colorful vegetables and hummus on top of black beans or brown rice, cooked according to the package instructions. 6 large whole-wheat tortillas …

Heart Health

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 …