Olive-Basil Focaccia adds a delicious flair to the heart healthy diet loaded with nutritious, fresh basil leaves and olives - topped with yummy Parmesan cheese - it is sure to please. Click Here for Recipe
This mouth watering, olive onion tomato pizza entrée is sure to satisfy any hungry appetite with its taste of the Mediterranean. The spicy oregano, basil, and garlic give it just the right Italian touch. Also, it contains the heart healthy ingredient of olive oil making it low in fats, especially saturated fat. Click Here for Recipe
Start your morning off right with these delicious, heart healthy blueberry muffins that have just the right combination of sweet flavors – honey, bananas and blueberries. These muffins being naturally sweetened with fruit and raw honey add many health benefits to the diet. The raw honey in this recipe is rich in antioxidants and helps control cholesterol levels. Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt – thus aiding in lowering blood pressure and protecting against heart attack and stroke. The star sweetener and "super food" - blueberries - aid the cardiovascular system by being very high in antioxidants as well. Finally, the high fiber cereal and low-fat yogurt contribute to weight-loss which helps take a load off the heart. Click Here for Recipe
These moist, mouthwatering carrot muffins are simple and easy – also helping prevent heart disease with all the nutritious ingredients, including carrots. “Sweet ‘n spicy carrot muffins” add to any heart healthy breakfast or on-the-go snack. Carrots help lower risk of heart disease due to the high amounts of caroteniods. Studies have shown when six carrots are eaten in a week, there is less incidents of suffering a stroke. The carrots along with the yogurt, in this heart healthy muffin recipe, help lower cholesterol due to acid binding characteristics in both ingredients. Also, the potassium in yogurt helps flush out excess sodium from the body, which may help prevent high blood pressure. The bananas are naturally fat and cholesterol free – and with the high potassium content (over 400 mg potassium in a one medium-size banana) assisting muscle pumping of the heart. Bananas being high in potassium and low in salt, also help lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke. Another cholesterol lowering ingredient in these heart healthy carrot muffins is cinnamon. Cinnamon has so many health benefits along with an anti-clotting effect on the blood - helping the over-all circulatory system. Click Here for Recipe
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