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February 8, 2011 - 10:09am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Wash Away Sodium: Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed foods, but sometimes using convenience items, like canned beans and tuna, can make it easier to eat more healthfully. The good news: rinsing those canned foods will remove much of their sodium.

More Ways to Cut Sodium:
Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes
6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium
The #1 Food You Should Cut Back On—and 3 Ways to Do It

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February 7, 2011 - 8:47am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

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
4 “Magic” Ingredients of a Power Salad

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February 4, 2011 - 10:47am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

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:

Add oats or wheat germ: Adding oats or wheat germ to waffle or pancake batter provides cholesterol-lowering fiber and great texture.

Try These Recipes:
Healthy Pancakes
Multi-Grain Waffles
Buttermilk-Oatmeal Pancakes

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February 3, 2011 - 10:18am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

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:

Eat These 6 Purple Foods to Help Your Blood Pressure: Research shows that people who eat blue and purple fruits and vegetables—blueberries, plums, purple cabbage, black currants, eggplant and purple grapes—have a reduced risk for high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol (that’s the good kind). Scientists believe that anthocyanins, the compounds that give purple foods their color, are responsible for these boons. Blue and purple foods make up only about 3 percent of the average American’s fruit and veggie intake, so aim to eat more.

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February 2, 2011 - 8:11am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

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:

Go bananas: One banana has 422 mg—about 12 percent of your recommended daily dose—of potassium. Research suggests that diets rich in potassium can help lower blood pressure. Other good sources include sweet potatoes (694 mg for one medium), nonfat yogurt (579 mg for 1 cup) and spinach (419 mg for ½ cup, cooked).

Related Links:
Easy Banana Recipes
6 Heart-Healthy Snacks

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