Coffee and Heart Disease

In the past, coffee was generally regarded as being detrimental to heart health. Coffee was said to increase blood pressure, increase cholesterol levels, and increase the risk of heart attack and cardiac arrhythmias. However, more recent and more careful studies have suggested that coffee probably does not increase the risk of heart disease; and in some cases may[…]

Balsamic Chicken with Apple, Lentil and Spinach Salad

Heart Healthy Recipe   This dish is full of flavor (and heart-healthy fiber) thanks to the balanced combination of tart balsamic chicken and a lightly sweet and crunchy salad made with celery, green apple and lemon juice.   Ingredients   3 tbsp. olive oil boneless, skinless chicken breasts Kosher salt and pepper 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 scallions[…]

Healthiest Types of Salt for Your Diet

Salt is now available in a variety of colors and textures said to improve your cooking experience. There are also claims suggesting that some salts are healthier than others. The growing popularity of differing salts, like Pink Himalayan, has inflated the costs because these claims are believed.   Somehow, a different color and texture are[…]

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

You’ll fall in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew.  Add whatever ingredients you have hand, like zucchini, spinach, kale and corn.   Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion,[…]