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Better Nutrition, a Recipe for Heart Health?
Health studies have been done. The data is in. Eating a healthy diet is not only good for you, it is smart for your heart. The American Heart Association says “A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease.” The Harvard School of Public Health reports that eating fruits and vegetables helps prevent coronary heart disease. A research paper done at that school looked at the effect of nutrition on heart health. It found that “Green leafy vegetables and fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C were most protective against heart attacks.”
Heart Smart Recipe Features
What do the nutrition experts recommend as a healthy diet that is heart smart? The general outlines are clear: it should be low in saturated fats, and have some healthy fats and highlight whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, and some nuts and legumes. It may also include fish and skim or lowfat dairy.
But for many people, the challenge is finding heart smart recipes that are also delicious and satisfying. So we created recipes in our book The Fat Resistance Diet with the goals of maximizing nutrition and making the meals satisfying. Readers tell us how much they love the heart smart recipes and how the book introduced a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle to them.
Here is our recipe for homemade granola.
Omega Blast Granola
Granola is a crunchy and satisfying comfort food. This recipe has a smart mix of whole grain oats, fruit and nuts, and is high in Omega 3’s.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a big bowl, mix everything except the raisins.Spread the mixture over a nonstick baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until nice and brown, stirring occasionally to cook evenly. Remove from the oven and toss in the raisins. Let cool and put in a glass container for storage in the refrigerator. Makes about 5 cups. Serve one cup granola with one cup nonfat plain yogurt, nonfat milk, or soy milk per person.
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