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Omega-3's for Heart Health

By taraingram | September 28, 2018

Salmon, walnuts, flax seeds, and more. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to have a number of positive health benefits. With triglyceride lowering, brain boosting, and inflammation reducing properties, omega-3’s rule the “fats” world. The richest sources of omega-3 come from fish, such as salmon (wild caught), tuna, anchovies, sardines, and mackerel. Increasing fish consumption…

Benefits of Dark Chocolate

By taraingram | September 28, 2018

Who doesn’t enjoy chocolate? Well, I’m sure not everyone does, but it is loved by many. Myself included. The only downside…. Chocolate can be filled with extra sugar, fat, and milk, but have no fear, dark chocolate is here! The bitter sweetness of dark chocolate is magnificent. A perfect sweet treat that has potential health…

Make Snacks Count

By taraingram | September 27, 2018

Who doesn’t love snacks? Savory, sweet, salty, or sour, snacks come in a variety of different flavors, textures, and sizes. Unfortunately, many also come loaded with sodium, sugars, and fat three ingredients that are better if eaten in moderation. Particularly for hypertensive or diabetic individuals. But, have no fear, with careful consideration, everyone can enjoy…

Protect your Heart

By taraingram | September 26, 2018

Berries contain a number of important vitamins and minerals. One particular important component of berries is flavonoids. Darker and riper berries tend to have more of the flavonoid property. In addition, berries are packed with the best nutrients. Strawberries have fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and anthocyanins (one serving: about 8 berries). Blueberries are rich…

Salt Free Cooking

By taraingram | September 26, 2018

Cooking without salt for the first time can be strange and scary since it is basically in every recipe. When you start cooking salt free, it may take a couple of weeks before your palate truly gets used to the change. Typically, after we try something about 14 times we are generally accustomed to the…

Recommended Daily Sodium

By taraingram | September 26, 2018

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that individuals who have hypertension consume no more than 1500mg of sodium each day. Sodium can hide in unexpected foods and adds up quick when consuming packaged and processed foods. Did you know many beverages have sodium? Even nut butters, salt-injected uncooked chicken, instant oatmeal, and bread contain high…