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, …

Recipe Sugar-free Cinnamon Skillet Apples

Along with its delightfully festive aroma, cinnamon has impressive health benefits, including improving blood sugar and lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes, Prized as a food and medicine for thousands of years, this tasty spice also fights inflammation and oral bacteria, which may help prevent periodontal (gum) disease, according to research published in Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. …

Gluten-free Apple-Cranberry Turkey Stuffing

Research suggests that an apple a day really can help keep the doctor away! Packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, apples have a wide range of health benefits. In studies, they’ve been shown to help lower cholesterol and markers of inflammation in artery walls, and may help regulate blood sugar. This delicious, gluten-free recipe will give your family a lot to celebrate …

Salmon with Pepita-Lime Sauce

Considered medicinal for more than 3,000 years, pepitas–also known as pumpkin seeds–have a remarkable array of health benefits. Packed with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, these tasty treats are also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Studies suggest that pepitas help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce diabetes risk and have anti-inflammatory effects. In this recipe, they’re …

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 …

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 …