Heart-Healthy Tip #5: Pack a Power Salad

By: Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.  |  Monday, February 7, 2011

Good morning Healthy Hearts Club! Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:
Pack a power salad: Pack a salad for lunch and be sure to toss in some fresh spinach and sliced almonds: both of these ingredients are good sources of magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in maintaining healthy blood pressure. Two cups of raw spinach supplies 12% of the daily value for magnesium and 1 ounce of almonds supplies 21% DV.
Try These Recipe Ideas:
24 Satisfying Main-Dish Salad Recipes
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Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.